We are back in Vietnam and I must admit, it was a little getting used to. Roads all of a sudden have traffic again, and they use their horn (more then is necessary from my humble perspective). Mini-Vans drive like crazy and once again we are happy to be on a bike.
Though from the border to here we cycled through rain for 2 days (200 km), which is a bit of a downside compared to a bus….
On the road we passed by all the former US Army camps tha were used during the "American War" as they prefer to call it here. Because of the rain, our camera took a day off.....not that there was much to see except for a bunker and an old tank.
Hue (when dry) is a beautifull city with lots of good food!
Since today was a day off, we decided that someone else can do the peddling…
We took some time to admire the wonderfull Citadel
They say that Vietnam is copying China and is about 10 behind, though there are some funny differences. Yes they both are in transition from a 1 (Communist) party system to the “free market”. Though the strange thing is that in China you do not see any propaganda any more, no “hammers and sycles”, but surely no CNN and BBC. Vietnam is quite the opposite. Loudspeakers are everywhere and are still working over time. Propaganda billboards can be seen everywhere mostly with “Uncle Ho” advising some country women armed with AK-47s how to harvest more rice….. Though all hotels are equipped with Satellite TV including BBC and CNN! A strange mix….