Blewog-nam #13

Huế

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.

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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.

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