AnneMarie and Andrew

Annemarie and Andrew – Trekking Asia

Hue: Day Three


Posted on Dec 12, 2013

We both had high hopes for this day. We booked a full day tour, starting at 7am from our hotel and ending at about 7pm. We knew it involved plenty of driving, but we were heading north to visit the DMZ around the border between what was North and South Vietnam during the middle of the 20th century. The tour started with a three hour drive to see a bridge crossing a river. On the way we were shown The Rockpile from the road; A high...

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Hue: Day Two


Posted on Dec 10, 2013

The capital city of Vietnam was moved to Hue in 1802 from Hanoi by the first emperor of the Nguyen Dynasty. A small version of the forbidden city was built here to house the emperor, his family and the government. Dotted around Hue are the tombs of the Nguyen emperors. This is what we are going to see today. The day started at 7am with an early breakfast, ready for the 7:45 pickup for the tour of the Citadel and a number of tombs...

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Hue: Day One


Posted on Dec 10, 2013

We took yet another overnight train from Hanoi to Hue in central Vietnam. This was our 10th train since Europe and pushing our total time on trains on this trip to over 250 hours. We left Hanoi at exactly 19:35 and arrived only 30 minutes late at 09:45 the following morning. Our arrival was never going to be a pleasant experience; All train station exits are crowded with taxi drivers and motorbike riders offering their services. You...

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