Leaving Hue everything was fine although, as I mentioned the other day, we had to reduce the half hour walk to the station to 20 minutes because breakfast went on a bit too long. We caught the 8:03 train at about 8:30 and the journey to Danang took just short of 3 hours.
In Hue we had dinner with some friends from Spain! What a coincidence. We found out the previous day that they were in Hue at the same time as us (before that we didn’t even know that they were in Vietnam).
If you need glasses and you are in Hue you are in the right place! Opticians Galore It’s like a national trade; I think there must be some kind of free university place for aspiring eye doctors or something.
The Royal Tombs in Hue were built by the Emperor during the Ngyuen Dynasty and were intended as a burial place for him, his family and his kings. The Royal Tombs were built during the emperor’s lifetime, though, and were often used as locations for parties and entertainment.
It rained rained rained in Hue. Hue Hue (hway) is a nice enough place with plenty of activity along the river. It is a very historical town, having been the Imperial Capital, so it has a slight touristy feel and is a place that’s quite used to receiving plenty of visitors.