Bracing myself for the overnight train

Today was our second day in Hue.  We took a boat trip up the Perfume river to see the Thien Mu pagoda and Tu Duc’s tomb.  It was a good trip and the pagoda and tomb were interesting, but it really is getting cold here.  It drizzled a bit today which combined with the temperature made us start thinking about buying winter gear.  No one brought much with them because we all assumed it would be relatively warm all through Vietnam.  But it’s not, and apparently the North is colder still.

Tonight we head back onto the overnight train.  Wishes are for rodent, reptile and bug free travel.  Our guide says mice on the trains are quite rare – we must have just been lucky :).  This trip to Hanoi is longer than the the last one we took.  It’s about twelve hours long assuming we run on time.  I’ll keep you posted on rodent watch.