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Central Vietnam - 9p Beer

rain -28 °C

We arrived in Hoi An safe and sound to be welcomed by the pouring down rain. Free taxi to the hotel which was nice. However,cold shower wasn't what we were hoping for. That evennng we walked around the local markets and managed to spend a few thousand Vietnamese Dong. Not to bad at this haggling business. I tried fish wrapped in banana leaf, one of the tastiest foods ive eaten yet, yummy! we woke up the next day to more rain but we didnt let this stop us seeing the sights, even though there were tropical down pours, waterproofs out. we went round the old town of Hoi An to see temples, museums and watched a traditional Vietnamese song and dance performance. This takes me to 'Cafe 43' with the fresh beer for only 3,000 dong (9p). The beer and food was delicious.....
The next stop in Vietnam takes us to the town of Hue. Lots of bars in Hue, so it would be rude not to sample at least one. Not sure how i feel about Hue beer though, definitely tasted better. In Hue we took a river cruise down the Song Huong River. beautiful scenery, a nice relaxing river boat ride down to the emporers tomb of Tu Duc. To find the tomb was a bit of a mission, however we made it in the end to see the majestic surroundings. The ride back took us to a Pagonda, a place of worship. In Hue we also went to look round the imperial city named Citadel. It's a small built type city surrounded by high walls and a moat surrounds the perimeter, in the northern bank of Hue. It was built for the emperor of the time back in the early 1800's and his family. A lot of the buildings were distroyed by the war but you can still the beauty through the remains. We then went to eat our last meal in Vietnam, followed by some soggy bananas. This now takes me to our next sleeper bus experience to Loas. 24 hours. We have already had a wheel change, a few u turns and my seat is next to the stinking toilet. Onward and upwards.....

Posted by jessicajhunt 03:42 Archived in Vietnam

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Glad your live 'o' and also very proud of your haggling skills ...thats my girl ;)
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