Hue ou La Cite Imperiale

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June 7th 2010
Published: June 7th 2010
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There it is, the little town with the really big secrets... the old capital, the imperial capital of the Nguyễn Dynasty, between 1802 and 1945...

A 700km au Sud de Hanoi, cette ville compte environ 350000 habitants!

Tellement plus calme que Hanoi! Ici les gens respectent le code de la route (relativement encore une fois), le traffic est moindre, there is a certain peaceful attitude coming from the local inhabitants which is not very common in the city... everyone is chilled here... il y a comme un degre inferieur d'intensite et de stress....ce qui est assez comprehensible...

C'est vrai qu'il n'y a pas grand chose a faire a part visiter des tombeaux, des pagodes, et la citadelle..mais Hue vaut le detour... rien que pour son architecture, ou encore sa nourriture...

J'ai passe la nuit hier soir dans un tres mignon Hotel en plein centre ville de Hue, Amigo Hotel! J'ai ete faire le tour de la ville avec un Xe Om, which is the local Moto Taxi... and for just $15 I did the whole private tourist tour...

I had dinner at a place called DMZ Bar (demilitarized bar, because Hue is close to the old demilitarized zone and you know that apparently there are still lots of mines in the region?!!) , and then went straight to bed... I was too tired!

Ce matin j'ai fait un peu de farniente , j'ai juste flane dans les rues de Hue, un peu de shopping et de specialite local.. j'ai mange un spring roll comme j'en avait jamais mange...

Et puis j'ai repris le bus a 14h en direction de Hoi An, en bordure de mer 😊

I finally feel like I'm in vacation (Je sais que la plus part d'autre vous doivent ce dire mais ca fait un mois que tu es en vacances Joelle..mais NON) la je sens les vacances, la plage, le soleil, la GROSSE chaleur, les touristes... but its all GOOD..

So Hoi An, another calm and relaxing small town, and the beach is 2 km far from my hotel YEY...

I had an amazing dinner, eating some local noodles cooked with shrimps and vegetables. And I shared some of local bottles of wine (the Dalat Wine) with a 68 years old american iranian called MOE, who's been in Vietnam for 7 years...

Moe a vecu au Etats Unis en Californie la majorite de sa vie, Moe does not believe in love anymore, he's been married 3 times, he has one kid, a boy who lives in Cyprus and who is a fashion designer. Moe calls himself an astray dog, he has never been truly happy but still thinks that life is beautiful 😊 he is actually a teenager trapped in a 68 years old man.. he works in between Saigon and Hoi An, so he is a regular of the restaurant where I was yesterday, they actually call him "Tien Moe" which means Crazy Moe....aie et ma tete me joue des tours la, aaah le sommeil m'apelle...

I still have to visit the town as I haven't seen anything yet (I arrived here around 6pm and jump right into the pool 😊 )
Manu and the girls are arriving tomorrow around noon, and I will be doing the tourist stuff in the morning...

I kiss you Beirut, and I do miss you a lot 😊

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8th June 2010

tu me maaaaaaanque tellement!!!! viiiite revient !! :( :( :(
10th June 2010

mon dieuu jai cru ke cetai rania on the motorbike rania ne remontes plus jms sur ses engins!! joelleee tu pe devenir guide touristike o vietnam
23rd June 2010

summer roll wex
wexiiiiii jadooore te lire... ca me donne grave envie de faire ca mais au moins tu ns distrait 1 peu de notre boring flat life.. enjoooooy o max c genial.. taiiiimeeeeee.. miss u coe pas possible

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