Blogs from Hué, Thua Thien - Huế, North Central Coast, Vietnam, Asia - page 5


Asia » Vietnam » North Central Coast » Thua Thien - Huế » Hué October 6th 2012

We had a great few days in Hanoi. Its an amazing and vibrant city even if the scooters take over the city and crossing the road becomes a possible suicide trip every time. One of my favourite things was embraciing the street BBQ where you cook your own food on an individual fire and sit on tiny little chairs while scooters and cars speed past you beeping their horns. Lush food and great surroundings. We booked outselves on a two night/three day cruise in order to see Halong Bay in all its glory. We were skeptical that the boat would not look quite as good as the one on the flyer but were pleasantly surprised to find it looked just as nice. All the rooms were en suite with a shower on the wall and hot! ... read more
floating 7/11 shop
inside one of the caves

Asia » Vietnam » North Central Coast » Thua Thien - Huế » Hué October 4th 2012

This is going to be a pretty short entry... Last night we went to a local restaurant for tea, which was nice, seems I had the best pick of the meals though...caramel chicken with rice.mmmm From there we headed back to the hostel and caught up with a few of the others before leaving after last orders to a bar/club called the Brwn Eye (or something like that) there were a few backpackers in there and plenty of locals, playing songs going to back to the 80's and 90's. I It was a good night and we danced our feet off!! On the walk back, Carey apprantaly had his phone stolen down the alley...I didnt see this happen but we had been warned! We all got in at around 2am and slpet right though. Local 'Hue ... read more
drinks menu at hostel

Asia » Vietnam » North Central Coast » Thua Thien - Huế » Hué October 3rd 2012

Just the photos for now as I'm having trouble saving the text...will write later from my Ipod Love to all x Ok so I'll try again. I arrived in Hanoi yesterday on the sleeper train (14 hrs overnight ) from Ninh Binh. I shared by cabin with 3 other people. 2 Aussies and a local. Got a bit of sleep but t was really rocky! Plus I saw a few cockroaches! After getting a motorbike taxi, I checked into hue backpackers, which is awesome! In a 6 bed from with a Japanese lad, a German lad and Dutch lad plus Joanne ( who I met in Pakse) there is a great bar downstairs, tv, free computer use and offers free breakfast After a quick shower we went for a LONG walk to the famous pagoda, which ... read more

Asia » Vietnam » North Central Coast » Thua Thien - Huế » Hué September 14th 2012

Vores sidste dag på Cat Ba blev brugt på et cruise i Lan Ha Bay som er et område ude for øen med tusindvis af ”limestone” klippeformationer. Nabobugten, Halong Bay, er optaget på UNESCOs verdens naturarv liste, de lokale fortalte os dog at Lan Ha er mindst ligeså flot og ikke en brøkdel så turistet - vi så ikke en eneste turist udover os selv. Det var ubeskriveligt flot. Ingen billeder kan fortælle hvordan det var at sejle rundt heri. Vi havde lejet en guide og en lokal ”basketboat” , for sølle 400kr for en hel dag. Vi havde en havkajak med ombord som vi sejlede rundt imellem klipperne i i et par timer, og kunne finde små strande hvor vi kunne blive kølet ned. Fantastisk dag! Nu er vi ankommet til byen ”Hue”, ca. 200km ... read more
Risgnasker på arbejde
Ingen ferie uden en hat!
Levende gæs på scooter

Asia » Vietnam » North Central Coast » Thua Thien - Huế » Hué September 11th 2012

Well after getting up and having a brilliant breakfast in our hotel we decide to venture out and dodge the cyclo men to get to the Imperial Palace. We managed to dodge the cyclo men which was amazing and we are real proud of ourselves. Mind you it was such a hot day they probably decided no way are they going out in the heat of the day. Hue is a citadel which is on the banks of the river and it appears it was chosen by the last emperor of Vietnam. The Imperial Palace where the emperor lived is a citadel inside a citadel. Once we entered the emperor's citadel the heat got really bad and yes I succumbed to getting a pointed hat - so I am now an official Vietnamese lady (yes lady, ... read more
Sleeping on the job
There are 9 million bicycles in Hue

Asia » Vietnam » North Central Coast » Thua Thien - Huế » Hué September 9th 2012

Well after a quiet day yesterday I thought I would give you all a holiday from my blog - see I can be thoughtful. We did not do a lot but that is getting to be quite normal at the moment. So we booked a luxury coach to pick us up from the hotel to take us to Hue (hway is how you say it) so up early this morning. Yes before 7am. I can remember doing that every workday and to be honest it was quite a shock to our system. I remember I am really not a morning person, I think everyone in the hotel realised when I was extremely quiet and did not make a sound. So we check out and wait for the luxury bus with A/C we were told. Anyway this ... read more
Motorway Service Station

Asia » Vietnam » North Central Coast » Thua Thien - Huế » Hué September 5th 2012

Zwei Wochen lang habe ich nichts gepostet und dieser Block haengt mittlerweile meilenweit hinterher. Was ist passiert? - Vietnam ist ueber mich hereingebrochen! Mit seinem Gewirr aus Farben, Hup-Laerm und staendiger Bewegung hat es mich so in seinen Bann gezogen, dass ich das Schreiben voruebergehend an den Nagel haengen musste. Ausserdem fehlten mir die obligatorischen Café-Sitzungen mit Dino, bei denen er taeglich sein Statistik-Lern-Pensum abarbeitete und ich an meinen Blog-Eintraegen werkelte. Die Geschichte mit Phongsaly poste ich demnaechst mal (ich hab den Eintrag schon fast fertig) und schiebe nun mal kurz ein paar Eintraege zu Vietnam ein, sonst wird das nix mehr! Dieser Vietnam-Rausch kam ganz unverhofft, denn dem Land eilt in der sued-ost-asiatischen Backpacker-Welt ein eher durchwachsener Ruf voraus. So gut wie jeder, den ich in Laos oder Kambodscha ueber seine Vietnam-Er... read more
Tatü Tataa, der Fischmann ist da

Asia » Vietnam » North Central Coast » Thua Thien - Huế » Hué August 13th 2012

Geo: 16.4635, 107.585The bus over the border to Hue, was yet another one running on SE Asia time, with our ETA ever increasing as the day went on! After some dinosaur crisps (yes you did read that correctly... they were actually in the shape of dinos too!) for breakfast, we were on a 'sleeper' bus all day to a town in Vietnam called Hue. The border crossing was rather uneventful, other than the guards attempting to get $1 out of us to line their pockets, apparently for the privilege of an exit stamp. Luckily, with enough of us kicking up a loud stink at the window, they backed down before we had to! However, whilst this was occurring, the bus had driven off through the border! There were a few worried faces, that's for sure, esp ... read more
View from the block
The Peaches room!

Asia » Vietnam » North Central Coast » Thua Thien - Huế » Hué August 7th 2012

Rano vstavacka o 4, velmi sa nam nechcelo a to hlavne preto, ze uz teraz sme vedeli, ze autobus do Hue tam na piatu urcite nebude a budeme tam musiet len tak sediet aspon hodinu. Nakoniec meskal hodinu a pol, ale zas bol poloprazdny a tak sme sa mohli vyspat. Hned pri vystupe v Hue nas odchytil chlapik, ci by sme nechceli ist do jeho hostela. Vyzeral pomerne slusne a tak sme suhlasili. Hostel sa volal funny, tento dojem mali pravdepodobne evokovat fotky opitych turistov, ktore zdobili steny hostela. Na nas to nejak nefungovalo + zistili sme, ze jedna stena je v podstate kartonova lepenka. V cene mal byt tiez internet zdarma. Nakoniec z toho bol majitelov laptop na ktorom pozeral svoju svadbu a mi sme sa mohli pridat. Hue byvalo za vlady dynastie Nguyen hlavnym ... read more

Asia » Vietnam » North Central Coast » Thua Thien - Huế » Hué August 3rd 2012

Leaving Hoi An should have been a nice straight forward bus, the shortest on our trip up the coast at only 6 hours. Due to get us into Hue for just after lunch, although we weren't too hopeful about the arrival time. It picked us up from the hotel a standard hour late and when we got on the bus we discovered all the beds had already been used, the blankets thrown all over and rubbish everywhere! they sat us at the back again. After the usual stopping and starting to pick up locals we got on our way. I went to sleep for a while and woke up covered in and being bitten by red ants, lovely! However suprisingly managed to arrive in Hue on time. Headed for our hotel and checked in with no ... read more
The Queen mothers quarters
Elephant at the citadel

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