Things To Do in Hue: 10 Pro Tips and Activities From a Hue Resident

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

Hue Food: 10 Local Dishes You Must Try When You’re in Hue, Vietnam

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

Ho Thuy Tien: Hue’s Decaying Abandoned Waterpark

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 2018: Five Events you Shouldn’t Miss

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: Best Vietnamese Breakfast Restaurant in Hue

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.

Five Fantastic Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants in Hue

Restaurants on the 'pancake trail' serve some really shitty Vietnamese vegetarian food, fact. With confidence, I can say that the best vegetarian and vegan food usually lies outside the tourist areas. I've written this article to help you find good Vietnamese vegetarian and vegan food. I may have lost any ethical standing on the Hue Grit Tour, but I still know how to find a few decent vegetarian restaurants in Hue.

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Video: Vietnamese Traffic in Central Vietnam

While I was sipping sugar cane juice and philosophizing about the joys of rush-hour traffic, Mitch had carefully placed his video camera on our table towards the crossroads and pressed the record button. Along with some careful editing, Mitch produced a two-wheeled ballet synchronized to a shoegaze instrumental.

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Three Days Travel in Central Vietnam: Danang, Hoi An and 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

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054 Cafe Hue: Community, Urban Art and Creativity

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.