Sunday, February 1

Day 3 Part 1: Hue

From my previous post on halong bay, I mentioned about the Express way of visiting Hue, which is famous for the Citadel. Don't ask me what's that, all i can say is, it's a big square of building with high walls surrounding it. We didn't do any research before we fly but we managed to made a few friends and BORROWED their lonely planet book. He He.

don't get fooled by the map. it's extremely very HUGE!

we reached Hue around 11 morning and our initial plan was to rent a motor bike and travelled around the citadel and the city.

We asked around the bus station, there's no direct bus to Hoi An. So we try our luck on trains instead. There wasn't any motor for rent around, so we approached motor taxi. However, they can't speak much english so i called Ha to be medium and at last we rent two motorbikes for half a day, 40,0000VND each (10RM).

It was my very first time riding a motor in Vietnam. Though i must say that the traffic in Hue was much much better than Hanoi, i was very nervous and excited. I kept remind myself that the traffic is different from Msia and don't go to the wrong way/side. In Msia, we drive on the left side of the road, but theirs is on the right one. scary@.@ and we kept on honking on the road.

ST: "Ey, now i know why they like to honk dy"
HC: "Yealor."

Went back to bus station and fetched laiyee and siewloong. Off we off to the train station. It was already 12.30 when we reached there. Haih, no train to Hoi An also leh. A man from the nearby cafe approached us, and he told us that the lastest bus to Hoi An is 2p.m, and we were left with two options.

1. Go visit Citadel in the fastest way and take the 2.p.m bus to Hoi An
2. Stay a night at Hue and get to travel around the small town of Hue for whole day

Of course we took option 1.

Though we had limited time to visit the Citadel, but we had so much doing it the express way.

we had our tripod ready, camera ready.

We had less than 2 minutes to set up the camera.

less than 10 seconds to pose. crazy and fun!me wearing the specs without glasses.
in attempt to cover my eyes from the dusk.

(these are all the pictures we took in less than an HOUR and of course with a complete visit of the CITADEL)
Laiyee explaining to the camcorder while Heng Chiang setting up the tripod and camera
Testing # 1
Testing #2.
i was floating in the air!!!

Testing no more.another one.
we had no time to take off our helmets!!!
silly bengs and lians. hahaone of the four MAIN entrance.
heng chiang had no time to take off his helmet.
>.< separate to the middle of the bridge to take another shot.
risking being hit by motorcycles and bikes.
cannons. it would be great if there were 5 of usBANG. u're dead.3.2.1 Heng Chiang put helmet on laiyee's head. heheeh"I WANT ANOTHER ONE SHOT without helmet!!!", laiyeenice view :)
Finally we reached the main entrance to the ___ ( i don't know) after few times of wrong turns.
I was heading to the door to see if entrance fee is needed.Yes, fee is needed. around 15,0000VND i think.
all we can was just stand by the gate and zoomed in to see the building.
group photolansi face

heng chiangmee...siew loong

the four of us,did the silliest things in front of the main gate.
side kicking siew loong another side kick from the right.
I joined them
landed on the ground.


Give me back my camera, we are going to Hoi An la.....

it was crazy and we had so much fun doing that. It's really wasted that we have no opportunity to go in and visit. I heard laiyee mentioning bout many doors inside. Sigh. nvm, next time go again. haha

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  1. citadel is a fortress.

    eh.. u all went backpacking style huh.. cool!

    going around in scooter dun need license? same like driving in jakarta?

  2. yah, backpacking... thats why kelam kabut the whole trip. haha

    that's manual motor. not scooter.

    they dun check for ur license, they keep ur passport only. i guess they dun relly care, and no police traffic around.