When I suggested my friend, Mai, having a walk with me a few days ago, she asked how far I could walk. “Around 10 km,” I proudly replied. After arranging our time, we met up at Papaya shop where she is working as a saleswoman, and started our walk this morning. Unlike many other walks […]
It was Monday afternoon when an expected storm missed our city and while many employees were almost defeating their Monday Blues, my best friend Dũng and I walked the alleys and streets of Huế City. Dũng went home from New York City for a break before starting his new job in a few weeks while […]
I love weekend when I have more time for walking. My companion could be a friend or my camera. I love walking with friends but most of the time I’d prefer to be on my own. It was a sunny day today so I decided to park my violet scooter at Huế Railway Station and […]
Bạch Đằng Str. in Huế City runs along the man-made river of Đông Ba and dotted with a dozen of traditional panel houses and old temples on one side and with bodhi trees on the other. There is Diệu Đế Pagoda, built by Emperor Thiệu Trị in 1844, half way along the street. The pagoda […]
Many Westerners as well as the local people mistranslated Ngọ Môn – the main entrance to Hoàng Thành (Huế Royal City) is Noon Gate. This happens as the word “Ngọ” in ancient Chinese – Vietnamese language means “noon” when talking about time but it indicates “South” when referring to direction. Ngọ Môn of Huế Royal […]
Please, please don’t rush through Huế City if you ever visit us! Why should you see Huế from a tourist bus window while you can walk this city and have a closer look at the local life? Come walk with me to see more of this one-time capital of Vietnam. Below are the photos from […]
I know there are many ways to experience a city but for me, the best way to get to known my home and paradise Huế should be WALKING. Walking gives you time to see the local life more closely and intimately. I’ve walked my city for so many times and it hardly bores me. Walking this […]
Lê Lợi Str. starts at Hue train station and ends at Đập Đá (Stone Dam). The street that once named after the French Prime Minister Jules Ferry reminds people of a long lost “Phố Tây” (Westerners’ City or the French’s City) in imperial Huế during colonial time.