Saturday, April 20, 2024

Central Vietnam Trip 2024 - Day 2 - Hue City - Romance Hotel Morning Buffet Breakfast

Morning Buffet Breakfast at Romance Hotel was yummy, lots of varities and the food suit out taste buds. We really enjoyed this trip and the meals.

After breakfast, we out  to the terrace to view the city from the top of Romance Hotel. Their streets are not as congested as Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi.


Friday, April 19, 2024

Central Vietnam Trip 2024 - Day 1 - Hue City - Hue City Walking Street

After dinner , we walked to the nearby walking street. It is so happenings over here, loud music, bar and people eating and sitting by the side of the road enjoying the night.

During weekend, the whole street and nearby will be filled with stalls. The nght market only operate during weekends.


Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Central Vietnam Trip 2024 - Day 1 - Hue City - Dinner

Dinner at a nice Vietnamese Restaurant in Hue City. Tonight's dinner is Royal Dinner, meal supposedly served to the Emperor. This trip, our meals were attractive. Every meal the cusine looked different and lots of seafood too. I gain weight after this trip hahaha
Starters with some prawns balls, fish cakes, etc

Vietnamese Fried Spring Roll

Fried Rice



Stir fry assorted vegetables

Fried Chicken

Fried Fish

Stir fry glass noodles

Green bananas - looked unripe but is actually very ripe.

Vietnamese Kueh


Monday, April 15, 2024

Central Vietnam Trip 2024 - Day 1 - Hue City - Romance Hotel

After a long day of travelling and sightseeing, we finally arrived at our Hotel In Hue City where we would stay for a night. Very cozy 4 star hotel.
Room very clean and spacious

There's a bench to place our luggages and a study table.

Inside are bedroom slippers but they are not the disposable types. Brought my own disposable bedroom slippers for this trip. 

There's toiletries in the bathroom so no need bring own toothbrushes, etc.

Only mineral water are complimentary, the rest of beverages need to pay.

After resting for about 30 minutes, time to head out for dinner just opposite our hotel.


Sunday, April 14, 2024

Central Vietnam Trip 2024 - Day 1 - Hue City - Imperial Tomb of Thieu Thi and Thien Mu Pagoda

Finally, we reached Hue City, about 2 hours away from Danang. As it was still spring time, it was a bit chilly and cold so unlike Danang which do not have four season. Our first visit was to visit the Imperial Tomb of Thieu Thi. It was the final resting place fo teh third Nguyen Emperor, it is considered a stunning forgotten beauty of Hue.

Next visit was visit to Thien Mu Pagoda but we need do take a boat to cross over to the othr side of the lake. I think is unnecessary to take the boat, the tour bus can reach the Pagoda but I guess was to give business to the boat operator.  They do some sales inside the boat.

Some shopping can be done in the boat itself.

After a mere 15 to 20 minutes crossing the lake, we arrived the pagoda.

Thien Mu Pagoda (Heavenly Lady Pagoda) - in Hue is one of the oldest and prettiest religious buildings in the country.


Saturday, April 13, 2024

Central Vietnam Trip 2024 - Day 1 - Lunch in Danang before heading to Hue City

Immediately, after landing in Danang, we had lunch at a Vietnamese Restaurant.

They served us rice noodles with some soup.

Ended the lunch with a watermelon drink.

This lunch looked simple cause we had airline food not too long ago. What followed the next few days, the meals are plenty and really make us so bloated.

After lunch, we headed to Hue City for a night stay there. The bus journey took us two hours with a rest stop in between.


Friday, April 12, 2024

Central Vietnam Trip 2024 - Day 1 - Taking Singapore Airlines direct to Danang, Vietnam (morning flight)

First trip in 2024, we decided to go on a package tour to Central Vietnam. It was only 5 days trip but lots of fun and lots of food. I feel very bloated after much eating hahaha and really enjoyed myself .

Was really about 14 years since I last went on a package tour. Most of the time, hubby and me DIY our tour despite our senior age kekeke. But as we were going with siblings, decided best to go on package tour as all are senior folks.
Took Singapore Airlines that fly direct to Danang International Airport. It was a morning flight and took about less than 3 hours to reach Danang.

The plane had inflight entertainment. The older planes does not have inflight entertainment as they used the old Silkair planes.

Before boarding the plane, we walked around the transit area in Changi Airport Terminal 2 which was recently renovated. It was beautiful. Singapore Airport is really welcoming and lots of instagram spots to take photos. Love going to our airport to eat and shop and take lots of photos even when I am not travelling.

The plane is quite spacious for our Asian height.

As the flight is less than 3 hours, we were served our meals in paper box instead of the nice porcelain cutlery. I hated these paper box especially the spoon and fork are all cardboard , hard to eat with them.

But the food is good. As it was a morning flight , we were served breakfast. Of course , we choose mee siam for our meal, it smells delicious and tasted good too. It comes with a bottle of mineral water, bread, dessert and drinks (can choose coffee, tea, soft drinks, etc)

Always love taking photo of the clouds from the plane.

Finally, after about 3 hours, we reached Danang International Airport. Danang is so different from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh. It not so chaotic with numerous motorbikes that congested the cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh.

Will visit Danang again , love it.