Bourdain’s Field Notes

The former imperial capital of Hue sits just below what was once the demilitarized zone between North and South Vietnam and was, near the end of the war, the site of some its fiercest fighting. You’ve seen it in newsreel footage—and re-created (in England) in Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket.

It’s one of the few areas of Vietnam I’ve never been.

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