VLOG #2: Huế Ơi, Tau Thích Miiii ❤️(Du lịch Huế)On February 24, 2020 by Raul Dinwiddie
So hearty and delicious. You’re like a dog. ‘m like a cat. We fight each other (singing) You’re a bloody bastard. I’m a goddamn girl. We fall in love (singing). Hi guys. How are you? In the last video, I travelled around Hue with my friend, Misoa. We visited some special and interesting places in Hue. We had a memorable time. Today we will show you guys other special places just like the previous ones. Remember to watch till the end. Because we will meet Auntie Be. Such a special and humorous woman in the imperial city of Hue. Let’s join our wanders. Hi guys. Chan and Misoa are now at Quoc Hoc – Hue High School for the Gifted. Why do we visit this place? Because I came here when I was a child. I was with my parents and they brought me to different attractions. We went past Quoc Hoc high school My parents said that this school is for excellent students. Only top performing students go here. Uncle Ho is a former student at Quoc Hoc school. Back then, I was like “Wow. What an excellent school” The name Quoc Hoc (national school) already sounds very magnificent. But I didn’t get a chance to visit the school back then. This time we decided to visit the school to see how the architecture looks like and do a little research about Quoc Hoc-Hue High School. Do you know that the school is located next to Huong River? Everything here seems so poetic. Hue is already so poetic. Huong River is right in the front of the school. Very poetic. More than 123 years of ups and downs, Quoc Hoc has a prim and proper look. It has been a witness of years of history and characterized by great charm and elegance just like Hue people. Alongside the school, there’s a row of cherry blossom trees proving shade. My friend told me that In summer, cherry blossom petals whirling down in the wind. Very poetic and mesmerizing. With early 20th-century-French architecture, the school is coated with an outstanding and attractive red color. In Saigon and Hanoi, we normally see that French architecture buildings have a distinctive yellow color. Why is this school painted with red? If anyone knows the answer, please let me know in your comment below. Though the school is not so extravagant and luxurious, I strongly believe that anyone coming here will feel comfortable and love the beauty of the more than 100-year-old school next to Huong River. I know about Quoc Hoc High School through Road to Mount Olympia competition. I reckoned many contestants from this school. It made me so curious and wish to visit this school someday. In the past, Quoc Hoc was a boys-only school while Hai Ba Trung, the one nearby, was a girls-only school. Hai Ba Trung school’s old name is Dong Khanh Girl’s High School The school not only gave the girls knowledge but also taught them appropriate body gestures and communications, sewing and embroider, and how to bathe and take care of babies. I heard a song about Dong Khanh schoolgirls. “Con hat covers dreamy eyes. Schoolbag in the morning, noon and afternoon.” “Going to Dong Khanh School, passing Truong Tien bridge.” “Oh the purple flaps and the long black hair.” My Hue friend accompanying us said that Long ago, there were many beautiful love stories between Quoc Hoc schoolboys and Dong Khanh schoolgirls. Nowadays, it remains unchanged. There are many secret couples of the students. Quoc Hoc – Hue High School and Hai Ba Trung High School are so lovely. Don’t forget to visit these two schools Hue. Hi guys. Chan and Misoa are now at a restaurant named Biet Phu Thao Nhi. We are having lunch. This restaurant serves many interesting dishes. Pork rice paper wrap. We had this food in Da Nang. My Hue friend orders this again today. Take a look. Very thinly sliced steamed pork. Placed on a plate and served with a plate full of different vegetables. Bean sprouts. Mustard greens. Bitter herbs underneath. Aromatic herbs. What is this one called? I’ve never seen this before. It looks like the one at Hoang Ty in HCMC. Especially the dipping sauce smells so good. It smells so good and delicious even from a far distance. Look at this guys. Pork, vegetables, and… rice paper. Tada. Dipping the roll into the sauce. Shrimp paste. Actually, steamed pork, vegetables and rice paper can be found anywhere But what makes this special is the dipping sauce. Right? Steamed pork is very common in Saigon or any other place. Vegetables and dipping sauce are the most important (Misoa) – Shrimp paste, yes Shrimp paste is absolutely delicious and aromatic. There’re other pork rice paper wraps with a piece of steamed rice paper in the middle. Right.. right… Dipping sauce is made from fish paste. This dipping sauce tastes very much to my liking. Smell so good. Well. We shall stop here and then maybe… After lunch, we will go to visit… Visit some special places… Around Hue. We will find out how special they are later. We don’t have an idea yet 😀 Prior to visiting The Tomb of Emperor Khai Dinh and checking Auntie Be’s bun mam, We call at Phuoc Tich ancient village, an impressively beautiful and peaceful village located next to the murmuring O Lau River. The rain just stopped. We could smell the petrichor, and the grass. We walk around the village and visit some of the houses of hundreds of years old. The reason why I invited Misoa here is that I really love the song Hue Muse (Nang Tho Xu Hue). After watching the MV, I told myself that I’d definitely visit this place when in Hue. This is an absolutely lovely ancient village. If you are seeking for relaxation and peacefulness, don’t forget to visit Phuoc Tich ancient village. Located about 10kms away from the city center, Khai Dinh Tomb was the last architectural construction of Nguyen Dynasty. Probably the most distinguished one among all of tombs. Chan is now at the Tomb of Emperor Khai Dinh It’s a must-do to visit the royal tombs in Hue. There are so many videos about the royal tombs available on the internet. We still decided to film some of the tombs here. One friend of mine in Hue said that we cannot miss the Tomb of Emperor Khai Dinh because the architecture is amazing and… unique… Please follow me to the inside to find out how unique it is. Khai Dinh tomb can blow visitors away Due to its architectural style of a rectangle block with 127 steps high. The ogival arches are sculptured and carved skillfully. Emperor Khai Dinh was throned in 1916 at the age of 31. Right after his accession, he ordered the construction of… royal palaces, mansions, and tombs for himself and the royal family. Among them, Ung Lang stood out. The Emperor had examined many proposals from geomancers. Finally, he picked Mount Chau Chu slope for the construction of the tomb. As I researched, I found many rumors about this emperor. Some say that the Emperor didn’t favour his concubines Hundreds of ladies of spectacular beauty were selected across the country with the hope that they could catch the eye of the emperor. However, they had to spend their lives in despair in cold and brutal cubicles. Inside the tomb, there are many large pictures carved from ceramic and glass in yellow color alongside with pastel colors. Very elegant and mesmerizing. Sure thing that the emperor was very talented, having great aesthetic sensibility. Apparently, for that reason, the architecture of Khai Dinh tomb is usually distinguished from Nguyen Dynasty’s traditional architecture due to the modernity, the odd, the unique, the arrogance and the left-out, all of which were created under the emperor’s architecture style Selling Bun mam during the day but then clubbing at night 🙂 (singing) Most importantly, the last minutes are devoted to Auntie Be. Auntie Be sells bun mam nem (fish paste noodle salad) during the day and goes clubbing at night haha. Besides affordable but delicious bowls of bun mam, Auntie has a good sense of humor and a great voice. Her shop is located at 1 Phan Dang Luu st, adjacent to Gia Hoi bridge. You will see it straightaway if you go to Dong Ba market. You will visit me again, right? I’m leaving tomorrow evening 🙁 Where are you from? (man’s voice) From Saigon (Chan). Dear Sai Gon… Dear Saigon… You’re so beautiful (singing). This is fish paste, one of Hue specialties. This is home-made braised chili paste, very special and delicious. And this is the special beef that I make. I must not sell low-quality beef because I got blessing from deities. You’re like a dog. I’m like a cat. We both fight (singing). You’re a bloody bastard. I’m a goddam girl. We fall in love. Time to say goodbye to Hue. So sad. Hue is quiet and peaceful as always but filled with hospitality and laughters from local people. Most importantly, Hue food is absolutely scrumptious and cheap. Due to some business stuff so we have to head back a bit early. Let’s wait for us Hue. I’ll surely come back to explore a lot more and to eat up the food until we can’t walk. Ah. I make a comeback and will publish video more regularly. My target in the next 3 months is to hit 100k subscribers. It’s nearly there. Please share and subscribe to support me 🙂 Thank you and goodbye.