Winter Trip Day 9 – Hue

This post is a diary of Jan 2, 2014

Hue

Paid $12 for a hotel to arrange motor bicycle trip to a temples and two tombs in Hue. It wasn’t cheap, but I didn’t feel to negotiate with drivers by myself. Too tired.

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Thiên Mụ Pagoda

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Tomb of Emperor Tự Đức

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My driver took my guidebook and researched during lunch. He had offered additional trip too often even during lunch…

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Tomb of Khai Dinh

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Tomb of Minh Mang

This is additional trip. Negotiated extra cost and decided to pay $2.50 more to him. I insisted $2 and pretended to go back to the hotel three times, but he didn’t agree… he won.

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The first dinner.

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The second dinner.

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Entrance tickets.

 

 

 

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Winter Trip Day 8 – Hue

This post is a diary of Jan 1, 2014.

Hanoi to Hue

Traveling by train.

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Arrived at Hue.

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Square in front of the station. Many motor bicycle drivers stalked me with hope of getting paid by me.

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Walked to the center of the city.

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This mini hotel was the best in this trip. $20/night.

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View from the balcony.

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Headed to Imperial city (the Citadel).

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Walked to Dong Ba market.

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The lady holding her kid needs to walk across the busy street. No traffic light.

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Bun Bo Hue

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Winter Trip Day 7 – Nong Khiaw, Luang Prabang and Hanoi

 

This is a diary of Dec 31, 2013.

Nong Khiaw

Foggy morning

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Even this small village has ATM.

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Boat landing.

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Went to a market near the bus station.

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Looks like a blue bird.

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Sweet.

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It was freezing cold on this pickup track for three hours from Nong Khiaw to Luang Prabang…

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The driver got an alive chicken and put on the track on the way.

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Luang Prabang

Hired a track with $19 for round trip to Kuangsi Falls which is 30 km away from Luang Prabang. The speed meter was broken and always pointed 0 km/h.

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Kuangsi Falls

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Got back to LP.

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Flew back to Hanoi, Vietnam

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Transported by a taxi from Hanoi airport to Hanoi station.

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I was sleeping on this bed at the moment of the year 2013 end.

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