When we arrived in Huế I felt very very ill. So I had a bit of an esophogeal eruption on the side of the road. After that I felt fine. Which was nice.
We had about five hours to explore this ancient city, but began with the most important thing; food. We had some breakfast at a lovely little restaurant. This meal was followed by a short ‘cyclo’ ride to the apparent main tourist attraction, The Citadel. The seat of the Nguyen emperors was in here. Inside the citadel was a forbidden city where only the concubines, emperors, and those close enough to them were granted access, the punishment for trespassing being death.
We however were not killed and were able to really explore the place, at times we felt we had a bit too much freedom, being able to climb and look around freely.
My definite highlight was not the chance to explore ancient ruins , or the wonderful architecture, or the new historical point of view that I had gained on Vietnam. It actually came when I got the opportunity to feed their Koy Carp.