Cloudy and Rainy!
Trip Start Jan 23, 2012
49Trip End Jun 09, 2012
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We reached Hue which was cloudy and rainy. Not much to say really as it was a grey city (the capital of central Vietnam) and full of concrete buildings. The only thing of note was the citadel. The citadel was built by the Vietnamese royal family and has strong Chinese influences in its design. It is a massive complex some 10km in size, and originally had some 200 buildings within its moated walls. However a lot of these buildings were bombed during the Vietnamese wars so there are only a handful left.
Our favourite bit of the citadel was a man made lake within it where you could feed the massive Koi fish. These fish were so clever that if you stood over a bit of water and pinch your hands together they would automatically swim to your spot in anticipation of feeding.
From Hue we caught our last overnight train in Vietnam to Hanoi - a 14 hour train journey! Again we enjoyed cold takeaway pizza and beer while playing games.