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  • Biking from Hue to Hoi An, Vietnam

    Biking from Hue to Hoi An, Vietnam

    Next stop after Hue was our final destination of Hoi An, Vietnam. For this last leg, we rented motor scooters, and took to the open road. Fueling up in the morning before departing town. Out on the road, the views were beautiful. For lunch, we stopped at the Langco Bay Banyan Tree Resort – a…

  • Planting Rice

    Planting Rice

    Hue, Vietnam is surrounded by rice paddies – and after literally months of seeing rice everywhere in SE Asia, I felt like I needed to know more. Through a few connections, I got connected with a woman who worked her rice paddies in a nearby village. I got driven out to her house, and then…

  • The Hue Imperial City

    The Hue Imperial City

    Next stop in Hue was the Hue Imperial Palace. From UNESCO: Established as the capital of unified Viet Nam in 1802, HuĂ© was not only the political but also the cultural and religious centre under the Nguyen dynasty until 1945. The Perfume River winds its way through the Capital City, the Imperial City, the Forbidden…

  • A Beach Bar in Hue, Vietnam

    A Beach Bar in Hue, Vietnam

    Hue was beautiful, in part because of the prime relaxation opportunities available – including this nice beach bar on an unnamed, pristine beach just outside of Hue, Vietnam. To get there, we drove out to a spit of land, and then hiked through a shady bamboo tunnel. The bar also has a few little cabanas…

  • Arrival in Hue, Vietnam

    Arrival in Hue, Vietnam

    A few days on the road, and finally we were in our first larger town, Hue, Vietnam. We stayed at a local hostel, and upon checking into our dorm rooms, immediately grabbed a few bikes and set off to watch the sunset, again, over the farmland. Hue is a beautiful town, and it took just…

  • Going Inside the Vinh Moc Tunnels, Vietnam

    Going Inside the Vinh Moc Tunnels, Vietnam

    On our way down to Hue, we made one brief, but solid stop at the Vinh Moc Tunnels. From Wikipedia: Vinh Moc (V?nh M?c) is a tunnel complex in Quang Tri, Vietnam. During the Vietnam War it was strategically located on the border of North Vietnam and South Vietnam. The tunnels were built to shelter…