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
Vietnam’s History I first came across Tim Doling in 2014 when I discovered the facebook group 'Saïgon Chợ Lớn Then & Now'. As well as one of the groups founders, Tim frequently contributes to the history group which now boasts more than 6,000 members. He has also started other ‘Then & Now'’ groups for different … Continue reading The Clandestine History of Vietnam: Interview with Historian Tim Doling
10 Hue Foods You Must Try Regional specialty dishes are often overlooked by visitors travelling Vietnam. While pho and banh mi are world-renowned as Vietnamese food, there are some less-discovered creations awaiting your enjoyment in every province of the country. This is especially true for local Hue food. The city's cultural heritage and long-standing affluence … Continue reading Hue Food: 10 Local Dishes You Must Try When You’re in Hue, Vietnam
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
Hue was recently visited by vloggers Citizens of Everywhere. The young travelling historians crafted together a bitesized 2-part mini series of Hue. In the series, Aaron and Adam detail some of the more unique facts and landmarks dotted around the city. There are also some top-quality drone shots in the video. Watch the video below! … Continue reading Video: Hue, Vietnam. History and incredible drone shots by Citizens of Everywhere
For May 2018, we at Hue Grit Tour had an instagram competition and the competition has come to a close. Considering the competition lasted an entire month, we only had five entries. Considering that we had five prizes on offer it's great that every entry won! It also great to see entries include three different continents … Continue reading Competition May 2018: #SticktheGrit. Winners Announced!
Hue's Graffiti Wall As of Spring 2018, Hue City now hosts the longest wall of graffiti in Vietnam. The wall is a collaboration of artists as part of the International Festival Meeting of Styles 2018. Around 80 Artists from around the world came together in Hue to work on the wall. participants came from; South … Continue reading Visit Vietnam’s Longest Graffiti Wall in Hue City
An Abandoned Waterpark? Ho Thuy Tien is Hue’s well-renowned abandoned waterpark. It’s fame comes in the growing number of tourists who head there as an alternative sightseeing location. The abandoned waterpark’s urban decay is a landscape perfect for a post-apocalyptic movies. The History Ho Thuy Tien was built over a three year process and opened … Continue reading Ho Thuy Tien: Hue’s Decaying Abandoned Waterpark
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
Mi Op La 33 includes ten variations of the Vietnamese breakfast sandwich banh mi including various meats and a special sauce. The Hue restaurant is a must visit not only because it's cheap, delicious and atmospheric but the food is served on a burning hot ceramic plate meaning it cooks right in front of you.