Sadly no purple bus from Harry Potter and thankfully no goats or wooden benches to sit on. Instead we were presented with a 40 bed coach - yes that is correct a coach which had 40 beds on it, which included reclining seats and blankets. The only downside to the journey was the 15 hours it took to drive through some pretty poor thunderstorms with a driver who thought that the speed limit need not apply to him. Around 5am we had a member of the communist party get on the bus and check everything was ok before we finally arrived at Hue for about 10am.
The hotel we are in is lovely and has a swimming pool, the best accomodation so far and we have not even reached the 3 star hotel yet.
Today, after checking in we got on a boat and travelled down the Purfume River and visited temples, tombs and cultural sites. It was a great success and the food on the boat was good, especially in comparison to the bread and cheese triangles we had for tea the previous night on the sleeper bus.
We are off to Hoi An in the morning and Harry is our leader. The bus has been booked, lunch organised and I am now off for a sleep in a bed!
Love to all, Weeksey x