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Last day in Hue

semi-overcast 19 °C
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Our last full day in Hue was fairly relaxed. Late breakfast at the Little Italy Cafe/DMZ Bar once more, where we were mistaken for Scandinavians by a friendly Finnish bloke. We're all escaping extreme temperatures back home: high 30s for us, minus 40 for him.
After a brief wander around the same shopping district we crossed the river to explore, skirting the edges of the Citadel and Dong Ba Markets. Found a few interesting (and far quieter) back streets plus a nice park facing the river.
Chillaxed in the hotel foyer for a while with a good book (and a lousy book - sorry, book club folks, Nerdia is not enjoying Eucalyptus!) before ambling across town again to try an ice cream at a trendy-looking cafe on the main strip. We think one scoop was avocado and another was durian... not sure. Nerdia's "hot milk with mint and cacao" wasn't the best, and Plane Boy's not enamoured with the vanilla tea served to all customers upon arrival at all cafes here, but what the hey.
Since meals are so cheap here, we splashed out a bit for our final Hue dinner and ate in the Skybar of the Gerbera Hotel across town. Impressive views of the river and city, plus quite tasty pizzas, a delectable chocolate mousse, a rather odd mango flambe and drinks - the most expensive meal so far at US$30.
We also saw our first patch of blue sky and first glimpse of the stars.
That's it for Hue, roll on Hanoi!

Posted by NarLin 09:08 Archived in Vietnam

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