How’s this for a hectic few days?
I started off by riding 125km on day one.
Day two saw me take the bicycle another 15km, only to jump on the back of a motorbike and be taken up into the mountains towards Khe Sanh.
Day three was much the same as day two (aside from the bicycle), with a heap of touring around the old Vietnam DMZ.
And then there was day four…
I was up at the crack of dawn (or perhaps it was an hour after), sat on my bicycle grimacing with the realisation that I’d been sitting on bikes for too many hours recently, and ventured out towards Huế. After adding another 75km to my riding tally – much of it through some of the strongest (head)wind I’d experienced – I finally rolled into the city.
First impressions were not great.
This place was dirty, dusty and the roads were busy (the battles for road space ensued – Caitlin a clearly successful fighter).
But then I ambled past the walls of the citadel, and took a left to ride along the river to my hostel, and things calmed down a little. Following a feed of the BEST parma in Vietnam, I somehow felt energised enough to get my jelly legs moving again and out to explore the city (I had only one day in Huế).
With just an afternoon left to me, I ventured towards the citadel!
Here’s a little visual look at where I spent the afternoon wandering:
I ended up with about 3 hours to explore the Citadel, and for someone who likes to read allllll the little bits of information, it wasn’t enough. I was rushing through things at the end.
If I could have done things over, I would have had at least a full day in Hue, so that I could have added in some of the Kings temples surrounding the city.
I guess I’ll just have to return!
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