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We arrived at Hue train station after a bad nights sleep for Lexi and a mediocre one for myself. Lexi was constantly disturbed by the antics of McSpittyson on the bed underneath mine and the baby on the bed underneath hers. I however was conked out and would only awake to find a new position to sleep in, as you might presume, sleeping on a sleeper train is not the Shangri La of nighttime comfort. The train pulled into its station around 7:40am, which was early, and our arranged taxi was waiting.
The taxi took us to our hotel which was not far away, first impressions of the city were good, it looked picturesque, clean and less chaotic than some of the prior locations. The hotel was also pleasing, despite having what I can only describe as the world’s smallest elevator, the rest was quite pleasant.
We left the hotel after getting a map and went for a walk around the block. There are lots of similar looking small shops, outside restaurants with child sized seats and some very nice but expensive looking hotels. We found a nice looking restaurant opposite an archaiac looking olympic stadium. The food was lovely. Lexi ordered sauteed beef with rice and I had rice with crab, ham and egg, we also ordered a side dish of nems. After dinner we headed back to the hotel to rest up as we would need energy for the next day.