27.03.2009 - 27.03.2009
I slept while watching TV last night! What a waste of electricity. But then again that is something that has not happened to me for a long long time. Went out to take a walk at the riverfront park, just sat around and bought a French loaf (with fillings) for breakfast.
Stall selling French loaf
A few pictures of the riverfront park:
I collected my pants around 8 a.m.+ and then decided to walk to the train station, which is really far! But I made it, as I already have adequate training while in Hanoi. Just like the railway station in Hanoi, nobody queues up. You have to fight for your voice to be heard!
Hue railway station
Where is the queue?
I fought and I got my turn, so I asked for a soft seat ticket. But the counter lady said all sold out, only soft sleeper is available, which incidentally was the most expensive ticket. Fortunately it's only 24k Dong more expensive, so not too bad. It's also a good opportunity to see how different the soft sleeper is from the hard sleeper I took from Hanoi to Hue.
The most obvious difference is there are only 4 berths in each compartment, and the blanket is thicker, but the air-con is still freezing! There is much more space compared to the 6-berth compartment.
Now, the highlight of my trip. The following are the reasons why the 3 hour train trip from Hue to Da Nang is a must: