Our first experience of the night bus went without a hitch, ignoring the fact I started a new book and accidentally read for most of the night.
Hue was a strange city, one I still can't quite get my head around. It was the Vietnamese capital from the early 1800's until 1945 and the main attractions are sites from this time.
We spent our first afternoon walking around the old citadel in the scorching sun and spent yesterday on a tour to the old emperors tombs and the pagoda where the famous image of a monk setting himself on fire in protest of the Vietnamese war and religious freedom. The buildings were obviously visually impressive and our guide had that perfect balance of giving you enough information and not talking you into a coma.
The annoying thing about Hue is the location of all the tourist spots, namely far our of town, meaning you can't get yourself around easily at all. This old town is then contrasted with the relatively modern new city, somehow the two don't seem to gel together in my opinion.
However, there is an Italian that does the BEST pizza I have eaten in a long time, and Tash got some simply amazing grilled prawns. So it gets some damn good food points.
After a few issues booking our bus to Hoi an (the hostel said they had booked it, and then hadn't) we are now on a 4 hour jolly a little further south. Even better they seem to use the sleeper buses for all journeys, so this is going to be a comfy ride.
I can't wait to get to Hoi an, it's one of my favourite places in Vietnam, so chilled out and pretty. We've booked into a guest house with a pool and plan on a very lazy few days evening out the tan lines. Here's hoping the torrential rain that's being going for the last 12 hours doesn't follow us. I didn't realise until last night that November is the month Hoi An tends to flood rather impressively......