Hue

The night bus to Hue wasn’t too bad and I slept quite well, surprisingly. On these buses I survive on pringles and water. The coach stopped for a toilet break. We had to pay for the privilege of using the worst toilets I’ve seen in Asia!

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Hue was very hot when we made it there. We checked into our hostel and found a note from the other 7 who had gone to the beach so we met up again in the evening.

Amy, Michael and I walked a good 5km in the heat through the park and along a long road. It was a nice walk but we were sweltering!

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We made it to our destination: an amazing pagoda!

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There was lots of interesting decoration there.

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There was also a big “lucky turtle” whose head you patted.

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Monks live within the pagoda enclosure and we saw some of them eating lunch. They tend the gardens which have (another one for my dad) lots of bonsai trees in.

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There was an interesting exhibit on a monk who drove into central Hue from the pagoda and performed self immolation in the lotus position in front of his car to protest against the poor treatment of buddhists. They still have the car there.

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In Hue I saw more funny Vietnamese menus… Strangled chicken?

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