My Life - So Far

"Unbounded ambition makes an obscure existence simply impossible for me"
Lucien de Rubempré

Friday, February 19, 2010

Vietnam IV

In Hue it was markedly chillier than in Hoi An. We also had some rain showers during the car ride. The hotel we had booked in advance was cheap but still of good quality. That day I didn't feel so good, or better, my stomach didn't feel so good. However, it was not severe and the next day I already felt better. Unfortunately Sophie got also sick later, when we were in Hanoi. That night we walked to a small hidden Café called Café On Thu Wheels. We ordered fresh spring rolls and some more dishes, and actually spent half the evening there. Eventually, we even booked an individual city tour for the next day. It was supposed to be on motorbikes, but as it was cold and rainy, we opted for a private car. Silvan even managed to include an airport transfer in the price. Well done.

The next day we got up at 10AM, and actually breakfast time was already over. But the old lady at the reception felt sorry for us and we still got our breakfast. Then the driver picked us up at the hotel and we went to see the Thien Mu Pagoda which lies directly at the bank of the parfume river. We strolled around the vast park and made some pictures. The next stop was a hill where we had a beautiful view of the river. At the same place we could gaze at some bunker remnants of the Vietnam War. The next sightseeing spot was the tomb of Tu Duc, which belongs to the list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It consists of a pretty large park with old buildings all over. I really liked that place, as it was a bit frowning and obscure, with moss on all stone walls. After this visit we were hungry and stopped for a pho soup. We then drove along rice fields to a Japanese bridge, which was very old, but not soo impressive. The very last stop was already the small airport of Hue, where we got on a Vietnam Airline flight to Hanoi.


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