Our day in Hue started off with a trip to the mandarin cafe to plan out our transportation for the next few days and to grab some breakfast. Since it has been raining in Vietnam since we got here we chose some warm and comforting pumpkin soup (which seems to be relatively common) and curried vegetables. And of course we ordered coffee. The coffee in Vietnam is very very strong and we love it. Those of you who know me know I love my coffee relatively the consistency of sludge and thats what you get when you order coffee here.
After our Vietnam comfort food breakfast we headed out to see the forbidden purple city. I have to say, as hot as it was in Bangkok, that is how wet it is in Vietnam. Its been pretty chilly since we got here and at least drizzling non stop. Apparently we just lucked out because as everyone has told us it is not usually wet and cold this time of year.
Hue city is a relatively modern vietnamese city but much more beautiful that Hanoi as far as I can tell. And the most amazing part of it all is that right in the middle of the city are the ruins of the imperial complex. You walk from a buzzing up to date cosmopolitan directly into 150 year old Vietnam. How incredible is that?