Views along the way from the village back to Hue. We soaked it all in with amazement, and for the first time while in the country, finally felt like we were far enough from tourist influence to see how the locals live. Naturally, we were greeted with equal stares of amazement.
Views from the secluded beach. Getting there wasn't obvious at all. From the village, where we were clearly the local attraction, we went off one road to the next. Sometimes they would lead to dead ends. Eventually we found an entrance and went exploring.
Yesterday we rented a scooter and went to explore the surrounding areas of Hue. The hostel recommended we drive to the local beach rather than the tourist one, and we're so glad we did. The beach wasn't this incredible oasis, but we really got to see a part of Vietnam (or at least Hue) where few tourists venture.
The significance of the cherry blossom tree 🌸 in Japanese culture goes back for hundreds of years. The cherry blossom represents the fragility and beauty of life. It's a reminder that life is overwhelmingly beautiful but also tragically short. But wait, they're likely really pretty 😉