Sin chao! (means hello in vietnam) Blog by adam!
Last time we checked in it was from Hoi An, We have done so much since then, Hoi An seems soo long ago.
We got a day bus from Hoi An to Hue which only took 4 hours and it was nice to travel in the daylight so we could see the scenery for a change. We expected Hue to be similar to Hoi An (a quiet little village) But boy were we mistaken, it was a big city.If i took the time to read the book it did state that Hue used to be the capital city of Vietnam before Hanoi
We checked into a great little Hotel and it was probably the best we've had regards to value for money, $8 for a room including breakfast and the room was excellent! There wasn't a lot to do in Hue, we had a couple of things on our to do list and that was
- to buy a conical hat (rice paddy hat) apparently hue make the best ones
- To do a river tour which visited a few temples
So we bought our new found conical hats and headed for the temples, we looked liked locals, me even more so with my eyes and new found lingo! However my fun was cut short when i was told by a vietnamese man that the hats were only for girls. So when i was informed of this claim i looked around and soon realised he was right i did not see one man with a conical hat. Oh well i didnt mind it was too hot too take it off! It has not rained once since we have been in vietnam, AMAZING!
We booked the tour for the river and we visited the Citadel and the forbidden palace. the boat ride was so boring it was the slowest boat i have ever seen, we we would be sitting in the boat, looking out the window and some old granny that looked like my nana elsie would be over taking us in her paddle boat haha (maybe slight exaggeration)
We had a night bus leaving for hanoi that same night and it was a tight schedule so this wasnt helping matters but the other temples we visited were good. Can't remember the names we've visited that many but all are great to see because they all are different.
There was one place we will remember Hue for and that is Mr Cu's mandarin cafe, food was unbelievably cheap and the owner Mr Cu was known for his photography of vietnam and all his work was posted all over the walls. He has been in loads of magazines and publications with his photos and after the meal you get free post cards of his work. Freebies are always nice!!
Since the meals were that cheap, we always got dessert which was normally bannana pancake with chocolate and ice cream.
Anyway we made it for the bus just in time, the locals were like piranhas boarding the bus trying to get the best sleeper seats, we nearly got pushed over by an 80year old granny- the end- happily ever after!!
love adam and louise xxx