Here now and now here or nowhere

The title of this blog comes from a play on words that "now here" is also the same letters as "nowhere" just with a space added in the middle. I am always trying to get better at being in the here and now, and I've always been a bit of a joker so that is why I chose this name.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Around Hue City

Hue is a lovely smaller sized vietnamese city in about the center of the countries coast. We ended up staying here for 10days as not only did we really love the city but it was also during Tet (vietnamese new year) and on top of that we had bike issues. I fell in love with Hue, and plan to go back there at some point.

I'll post a few separate posts about different sites and activities from our stay in Hue.

Thiên Mụ Pagoda, the largest pagoda in Vietnam and the official symbol of the city.

The sun setting over the perfume river, outside of the Thiên Mụ Pagoda.

A bamboo swingset made for the Tet Holiday.

On Tet eve many families made little fires in the street and burned paper symbols representing well wishes and hopes for the new year.

sitting in a cafe on the perfume river. relaxing and beautiful.

hello broken float, you caused me so much time and stress.

cleaning the carb.

we stayed at this lovely hotel, Phuoc An Hotel (DMZ Guest House) and really enjoyed our time there. Here is a picture of the mother owner and the very helpful front desk lady.

The Flag Tower in front of the Citadel, also called the King’s Knight, is the focal point of Hue city. It is commonly known as a flagpole, but viewed from the Imperial City, it is really a huge structure of three flat-top pyramids, one lying on top of another.

The Citadel complex.

Western gate to the Citadel.

Eastern gate to the citadel.

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