Hue is a city in central Vietnam, that was the country’s capital up until 1945. Because of this it has a huge amount of historical significance and the tree-lined, riverside streets make it a great place to settle for a few days.
We arrived fresh (or not so) off of the sleeper bus at 6.30am and decided to walk to our hotel, through the centre of the city. Once again like Hanoi, the roads here are crazy (we later found out that mopeds aren’t taxed here and are therefore by far the cheapest option). We checked in, freshened up and headed straight out to explore the Citadel, an ancient walled city that houses former royal buildings and grounds. We must have spent a good two hours walking around everything there was to see; unfortunately once again historical information was lacking!
While the Citadel was great to see, it wasn’t anywhere near as impressive as I had expected it to be, and afterwards we found that we were so tired from our night bus that we returned to the hotel and chilled out for the rest of the day!
The next day we spent with another British couple that we met (more on that in the next post), which was one of my favourite days so far in terms of sightseeing and the third day I spent in bed with a stomach bug. AGAIN. Whoever said travelling was glamorous?!