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I don't know what is this called but it was delicious! The humble white noodle is a common staple food in Vietnam. It is often prepared and eaten in a myriad of ways.

Here in this bowl, there were some fried stuff, red beans, parsley and the white noodles. The gooey gravy stuff was still underneath, unmixed with the noodles yet. Ordered from a sidewalk vendor at Le Loi Street in Hue city, customers ate while seated on cheap plastic foot-height stools.

This street vendor sold noodle on the humble pavement along the Le Loi Street, parallel to the Perfume River. It was early in the morning. We were just walking out from the guest house wondering where to eat breakfast when we stumbled upon this makeshift stall. It was local noodles, herbs and gravy. Simple, delicious and cheap. Even though we had paid more as non-locals.

Le Loi Street is just across the river from the Citadel in Hue. The Forbidden Purple City, a citadel-within-a-citadel, resides inside the larger Citadel. The Nguyen emperors once ruled Vietnam from within the six meters high walls that run 2.5km in length around the Imperial Enclosure. The Citadel's wall is two meters thick and 10km long.

Hello... I Am Josh

A Travel Writer & Photographer from South East Asia

A little about me

Josh For some, it's shopping therapy. Others, movie therapy. Yet more, reading therapy. For me, it's writing therapy.
 
Why writing? When I travel, I enjoy first-hand the experience like in shopping therapy. But when I write about my travels, I live vicariously the experience again, as if like a movie sequel (or more like GroundHog Day, except that this is fun!). Yes, writing evokes the memories, the fun and the not-so-fun but all-in-all it gives the satisfaction of reliving the sense of place once more.
 
With images, it enhances the experience down one's travel memory lane. With this in mind, I hope to share my travel stories in words and images with you. For your escape therapy! More...

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