Today I moved on from one world heritage site to another. I booked myself on an 8:00am bus from Hue to Hoi An. Approximate bus time is 3 hours to Hoi An so I take the time (not all 3 hours obviously) to text Alex: “I am on bus nearing Hoi An (beach) and meeting others.” Ok, it’s not exactly “War and Peace” but still a thoughtful update ….
I am in Hue, Vietnam and it is day ten of my month long journey travelling north-south through Vietnam. It is the first real rainy day so I take the chance to sleep in. I am on my own today as the others (my brother, his girlfriend and their mate) wanted to move on already. I have stayed on an extra day as I wanted to look at the walled Citadel and Imperial City so I am going it alone and am excited about the day. But for a while longer… back to sleep.
I have travelled on the Reunification Express with my brother, his girlfriend and their mate Dan for the last 14 hours making our way south through Vietnam from Hanoi. We arrive in the World Heritage Site of Hue (situated on the central coast of Vietnam) at 9:30am.
My brother, his girlfriend, their mate Dan and I have spent a lovely overnight cruise on the calm waters of the magnificent heritage listed Ha Long Bay and after an equally lovely breakfast it is time for our Junk boat to return us to the solid ground of Bai Chay where I am reunited with my passport (insert sigh of relief here).