There's a general misconception with backpackers on the banana pancake trail. Hue allegedly has nothing to offer it's visitors except for a citadel and an abandoned waterpark. Let me tell you that those people are quite simply banana pancakes. There's plenty of things to do in Hue. Hue is definitively the place to get to … Continue reading Things To Do in Hue: 10 Pro Tips and Activities From a Hue Resident
Thuan An Beach Thuan An is Hue's closest beach. Around 15KM from the city centre, it isn’t as tourist-convenient as the beaches that serve Hoi An or Danang but it’s charm and the variety on offer makes it a worthy day trip.. Thuan An is a small fishing village with a population of around 21,000. … Continue reading Beach Of Hue: Thuan An Fishing Town. The Allure of the Sea
How Authentic is Your Lunch? Visitors to Vietnam will tell you that local food is a divine exploration of the palate. Although flashpacking foodies travel with a golden bucketlist of dishes, it is easy to forget that no culinary experience can be more authentic than one in a home. Unless tourists stop in an intimate … Continue reading Cafe Nha: Fantastic Homemade Lunch in a Rustic Hue Cafe
Hue Festival is back for 2018! The unmissable biennial event will take place between Friday 27th April to Wednesday 2nd May. The Hue Festival includes cultural and contemporary performances from both Vietnam and around the world. We've gone through the Hue Festival schedule and chosen 5 events that are not to be missed!*schedule is still … Continue reading Hue Festival 2018: Five Events you Shouldn’t Miss
Millennial Hue 2017 oversaw local establishments take inspiration from contemporary designers on the world's stage. This is evident with the new entertainment complex Cask and nightclub Factory 075 in the Pham Ngu Lao area. Business owners know that eye-catching architecture and photogenic products are key to success in the social media age. Millennial Hue want … Continue reading OO Cafe: Contemporary Art Cafe Hue
After some time working in Australia, my childhood friend Mitch dropped by Vietnam for a reunion. It had been almost five years since we last met and we had some catching up to do. I was also determined to show him what three days in central Vietnam had to offer. Danang I picked up Mitch … Continue reading Three Days Travel in Central Vietnam: Danang, Hoi An and Hue
Service in the South-East Asian tourist industry can be mechanical and contrived, 054 Cafe is unintruding and laid-back in serving it's patrons. It is also one of Hue's few establishments where the cultural appropriation (particularly of hip-hop) is organic and contextually relevant. In a country largely obsessed with the soppiest of pop, it's great to find a place that kindly respects the ear-drums of music lovers.