It’s been quite a while since I left the balmy shores of Lake Bled, with its backdrop of castles, dramatic peaks and rolling green hills. In fact, the last month has been pretty much the polar opposite.
My next stop after Hoi An was the imperial city of Hue – former capital city of the Nguyen empire. An impressive city with lots of atmosphere, you can tell that Hue has a rich history from the moment you set foot in it. Unfortunately, however, it also feels a bit like a shadow of its former self – perhaps due to the near total destruction of the city by American bombs during the Vietnam War.