Tiger Balm Tash
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I had read that this journey is about 3 hours and give you spectacular views so we were both keen to do it. The train was on time which we were not expecting but once it arrived and we both border I kind of wished it had been late. It was really smelly and packed and similar to the bus madness we found a guy sitting in one of our seats. Justin showed him our tickets with the seat numbers on and pointed him to move but he decided to do a really good job in playing dumb. A foreign traveller guy then came over and told him to move forward to which he did. We thanked the guy and sat down. The guy that was in my seat moved forward so sit next to his sleeping mother who woke up with all the fuss, turned around and gave Justin and I a really bad look to which I pleasantly smiled. This is another example of how the elderly people out here have no or little time for anyone who may be French or American despite the fact tourism is building the economy in their country, they just think war!
I started to think what could be great about this journey as the smells wafted around the cabin when the train went through a tunnel and when it reappeared at the other side with an incredible view over the coast, it hugged the coastline (maybe a little to close) but the view was beautiful. Little sandy coves bright blue water and rugged cliffs and mountains surrounded us and we were on the right side of the train to take in these views perfectly. With my Tiger Balm moustache I leaned back into my seat and finally relaxed into the journey. The following two hours we took in the views with only one disturbance which was the trolley dolly food and drinks cart the swept through the carriage. Well a metal cage dragged by a guy who was selling hard boiled eggs and water, I declined whilst reapplying my Tiger Balm moustache again.
We finished our carriage from hell beautiful train journey as the train pulled into Hue.