Riding around the suburbs of Hue I stopped for bun-mee (baguettes) and coffee at this funky little corner alcove run by the lady on the right. Her husband (wearing the 'USA' cap) runs the adjacent bike shop.
I made this my daily headquarters - what more could you ask for? Both fought for the South during the war, and now times are difficult. The people of Hue still feel deep resentment towards the Communists for the slaughter of over 3,000 citizens during the Tet Offensive of 1968. Like a lot of people in southern Vietnam, they're happy to see the opening of the country to the outside world.