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1st October – Hue and surroundings villages on the back of a motorbike

Today’s been busy and really good. Julie and I had booked our Hue City and Village tour by motor cycle so we were picked up at 10 am in our hostel.

Julie on City and Village tour - Hue, VietnamMy driver could not speak much English but Julies driver could so we think he was the main guide and my driver is just a driver. Not only did that gave It away but also he kept pointing out schools to me and no other monuments or attractions of interest.

This tour took us to a Japanese bridge in a village near Hue and in this same village we visited an agricultural tools museum where we had his old woman show us how things were done back in he old ages on he rice fields, surprisingly it was quite interesting.

We then visited a pagoda, tomb of Tu Duc, he elephant temple(this is where they kept he emporers elephants and just 200 meters down the road a stadium where these elephants fought tigers. According to the guide the elephants won all the time.

The tour took a good 5hrs going through little villages and winding roads. I don’t think my driver has had someone as heavy as me (104kg)on the back of his bike as when we were going uphill at times, the bike was struggling and also almost got stuck in mud.

We arrived in our hostel to loud heavy rock music which has bene goinh on since we woke up at 8am. So suggested we go for a walk to the citadel (1km) away in the rain. It was a great idea if you had a Japanese Bridge - Hue, Vietnamponcho but Julie decided not to wear hers. Half way through the walk we had torrential rain and there was Julie soaking. We got to the destination and decided to get a taxi back to hostel.

Our street was flooded and the music was still being played loudly so we went to another pub called DMZ bar at the end our road for some grub and also watch Man Utd beat Norwich 2-0 ( Anderson and Welbeck goals)

En francais:

Alors ce matin, je suis plutôt contente du programme, c’est nord journée moto. A 10h, deux motards viennent nous chercher Tanh sur une Honda et Bob sur une Harley. Je monte derrière Tahn, il est le guide.

Old Woman at Argricultral Tools Museum - Hue, VietnamOn part dans les envrions de Hue et on commence par visiter un très ancien pont japonais et un misée du riz, ou une très vieille drame nous fit un démonstration de tous les outils utilises pour la récolte du riz et aussi pour son traitement. On reprend la mot au milieu des rizières et dans des tous petitis villages puis on visite une autre pagode, un temple, un tombeau (très abime par la guerre avec les américains) et le mausolée de Tu Duc. On s’arrête aussi a un bunker américain perche sur une colline avec une superbe vue. Ensuite on visite un autre temple puis on finit le tour par un temple dédie aux éléphants a 200m d’un stade ou il y avait des combats entre les elepahants et les tigres. D’après notre guide cette pratique a ete arrêtee au début des années 1900 et apparemment les éléphants gagnaient toujours.

On revient a l’auberge, on se prend une pizza car notre déjeuner était juste de la taille d’un apéritif. On va ensuite de balader dans la ville pour voir la citadelle mais il pleut vraiment fort donc on revient peu de temps après car je n’ai pas pris ma cape de pluie…

A l’auberge la fête hard rock est toujours la! Donc on décide de partir pour trouver a diner. En partant, on voit notre rue inondée et on

doit marcher dans l’eau jusqu’aux genoux, impressionnant a quelle visite l’eau a pu monter. On trouve un bar très sympa, le DMZ qui montre le match de foot que Kwasi voulait voir, on dine puis on rentre. A notre retour a l’auberge la niveau sonore a bien baisse donc on peut se coucher.

Tu Duc - Hue, Vietnam

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  1. the other jk
    2 October, 2011 at 6:47 am

    I have pic of the same woman from the Agricultural museum – the motorbiking in Hue was a definite highlight for me – sounds like we did a similar route! We drank and ate at Why Not too! Can picture you guys there, hope you are loving Vietnam.

    • 3 October, 2011 at 1:37 am

      How funny. Yeah absolutely loving Vietnam, hostel we stayed in was a little bit too loud but the country is great and the people are nice.

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