Our Morning of Horror in the Vietnamese Jungle

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“We’ll take the four hour trek thanks’, we said proudly at the gate of Cat Ba Island’s National Park. We had nothing else to do that morning and wanted to see more of the national park than we felt the two hour trek could offer. So we paid our entry fee and headed off down the four hour trail, blissfully ignorant of what was to come.

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Hue to Hanoi: Politics, Religion, Dog Meat & Celine Dion

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Hue Citadel

Our next stop after Hoi An was Hue. Being quite close we opted to get the 4 hour bus instead of the train. Well, despite being a day time journey we were hustled on to a sleeper bus for the journey. This consisted of 3 columns of cramped bunk beds with extra beds thrown in anywhere possible. One aisle was blocked with beds, an extra one was even squeezed into the top row and the toilet (which we ended up quite near to) was out of order and smelled worse than the long drops at 2am at Glastonbury.

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