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The Turquoise Hue

“As turquoise shone bluely like a robin’s egg, greenly like a tropical shallows, through centuries, through millennia, this ornamental gemstone whose finest grades are still treasured, had many English spellings. 1,203 more words


An awesome afternoon and evening in Hue.

Siesta-ed and showered, 3.30pm rolled around and our large van arrived to pick us, Phuong and family members up for the afternoon’s plans: seafood dinner at a lagoon (no swimming possible) about 45 minutes drive out of town. 386 more words

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Gentle morning

So late last night a group of what turned out to be talentless singers showed up to stay the night. After getting home late, and getting both the kids and ourselves to bed, this lot showed up, broke out their guitar and then “sang” through a medley of mostly crappy songs. 327 more words

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Hue to go.

We were whisked off to our homestay (Greenfields Homestay) and given a small chance to chill before we all hopped on mopeds for the short ride to grandma’s house for a vegetarian lunch (first day of the New Year you eat vegetarian – better karma and so on as a result). 631 more words

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Hoi An to Hue by train.

The morning broke, sunny and misty and the family woke up in good spirits to accompany it all.

Brekky downstairs in our unusual little hotel was basic but perfectly ok. 424 more words

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On 10th January 2018 we got the morning bus at 7am from Phong Nha to Hue. The cold and rainy weather that had engulfed Phong Nha once more was also meant to be in Hue so we weren’t feeling too optimistic for clear skies. 1,108 more words



Small confession to make: we had Burger King before getting on the plane.

It was great.

Moving swiftly on, Terminal 2 at HK airport is a wee bit more labyrinthine but we caught our driverless train to our gate area in good time, and ultimately I see that this has been about as uneventful a journey as you could ever have or wish for. 124 more words

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