Travel Blogs from Dalat, Vietnam

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Dalat - honeymoon capital of Vietnam!, Dalat, Vietnam travel blog

Dalat - honeymoon capital of Vietnam!

A travel blog entry by lizandsteve

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Dalat is a picturesque town in the Central Highlands of Vietnam, well known as a local honeymoon destination because of its cool weather, lakes and surrounding waterfalls. One of the first things we noticed was how rugged up the Vietnamese people were for ...

Touring with the easyriders of Dalat, Dalat, Vietnam travel blog

Touring with the easyriders of Dalat

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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... countryside on the back of their motorbikes for $25 each. We agreed and arranged it for the next day. Dalat is in the central highlands of Vietnam and therefor has cooler weather, just like home. Lots of young Vietnamese couples come here for a holiday ...

From the Mekong to the mountains..., Dalat, Vietnam travel blog

From the Mekong to the mountains...

A travel blog entry by sarah

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... grounds. Expecting an escape from the traffic and pollution of Ho Chi Minh City for the reputed cool nights and calmer pace of Dalat, we were suprised to find that Dalat is actually a pretty big, busy place. It was funny to see locals wearing ...

(Yet another) Easy Rider adventure, Dalat, Vietnam travel blog

(Yet another) Easy Rider adventure

A travel blog entry by adamandeva

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... is a quaint small mountain town with winding cobblestone streets and a vaguely European feel, located in the central highlands of Vietnam. Because of the higher altitude of this place, even in the heat of the Vietnamese summer the climate was quite cool ...

It's all about the Journey..., Dalat, Vietnam travel blog

It's all about the Journey...

A travel blog entry by bootsmade4wlkin

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... a stream running down the middle and surrounded by mountains covered in either jungle plants or re-forested with pines. This was Vietnam, about three hours hike from the central highland city of Dalat, and I had just about killed myself getting up to ...

Disappointing Dalat, Dalat, Vietnam travel blog

Disappointing Dalat

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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... on the next bus and just after leaving I read about the experience of the first Lonely Planet author to visit Dalat, in the late 1980's when tourism in Vietnam was just starting. I have pinched some of it for you to enjoy: Dalat, word on the street had ...

Dalat, Dalat, Vietnam travel blog

Dalat

A travel blog entry by kimandrob

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... looked down and concerntrated very hard, then burst into fit of giggles, "No, you're no lawyer, you ride a motorbike in Vietnam, you're not a lawyer." One by one each of the Easy Riders came to show us their comments books, something they ...

The Central Highlands, Da Lat, Vietnam travel blog

The Central Highlands

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... learn this language?  The amusing thing is that I think I've been begging for noodles all over southern Vietnam for quite some time now. After a quick look around the countryside, which included a tour of a coffee ...

Not So Easy Riding, Dalat, Vietnam travel blog

Not So Easy Riding

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... and huge funky garden dragon which beats a garden gnome any day. With one last stop at the oldest train station in Vietnam, despite the trains not actually going anywhere useful, I said farewell to Phong and ended up spending the evening competing with ...

Big Chickens & Crazy Monks, Dalat, Vietnam travel blog

Big Chickens & Crazy Monks

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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... Photo's Added... ====================== Today we hired out some bikers for the day to take us to the many different areas of Dalat. It was only about 10 dollars and they stay with you throughout the day. First port of call was Datanla Waterfall. ...

Ahhh, the mountains!, Dalat, Vietnam travel blog

Ahhh, the mountains!

A travel blog entry by mimmik

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... Colorado, like Estes Park. Maybe I'm just missing the Rockies?? Spent time on the back of a motorcycle driven by one of Dalat's (in)famous Easy Riders--local entrepreneurial guys who act as guides and whiz you around the hills on their hogs. Had ...

Motorbike Tours, Dalat, Vietnam travel blog

Motorbike Tours

A travel blog entry by suzukistorey

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... 't have such huge backpacks then we may have ridden the whole of the country, maybe one for next time! As a quick note if your in Vietnam then you have to make a stop in Hoi An if only to get your tailor made clothes. Within 24hrs we had a silk dress, ...

Dalat - Hilltribes, Rain and Giant Swan Boats, Dalat, Vietnam travel blog

Dalat - Hilltribes, Rain and Giant Swan Boats

A travel blog entry by djchurch

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... the road and into a small hill tribe village. These tribal people live sprinkled around the countryside in this area of Vietnam. Almost without exception these people live poor lives in distinct contrast to the relative wealth of the Vietnamese who have ...

Central Highlands, Dalat, Vietnam travel blog

Central Highlands

A travel blog entry by canuckdive

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... Jeremy Stein who is a dead ringer for Chuck Norris. He's been there for 10 years and had built a diving empire in Vietnam. Needless to say, I proceeded with presenting my resume and an informal introduction. I'm thinking about working for a few weeks or ...

Easy riding around the central highlands, Dalat, Vietnam travel blog

Easy riding around the central highlands

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... the country. This town of thousands was not here 20 years ago, with many of the new residents trucked in from the north of Vietnam - much to the consternation of local southerners. Still, the party has its way always and here the new town is. A blast ...

Mad Monks and Crazy Houses, Dalat, Vietnam travel blog

Mad Monks and Crazy Houses

A travel blog entry by mills-mcshea

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... settled for an ice cream. After a terrible lunch (terrible dinner to come later), we made our way to oldest train station in Vietnam called Cremalliere, which still has some old steam engines running, just for tourists, but you had to be in a group of ...

Arrival into the mountains, Dalat, Vietnam travel blog

Arrival into the mountains

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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... at a Vietnamese restaurant and then hit a Vietnamese nightclub. Now I have concerns about nightclubs in Mansfield, but this one in Dalat is just stupid! They play techno rave music....but dance the waltz and the salsa!! What's going on? Then they started ...

Horary, somewhere new, Muine, Vietnam travel blog

Horary, somewhere new

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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... working by the harbour and a stop in a cafe for something to eat we found ourselves on the road to our last stop in Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City. Ps: I neglected to mention the little motorbike accident I had upon leaving the café in Muine. It resulted ...

Flower power Vietnamese style, Dalat, Vietnam travel blog

Flower power Vietnamese style

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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Dalat is a lakeside town in the central highlands of Vietnam, a place non-existent until the French established a settlement here to escape the heat of the Mekong Delta late in the late nineteenth century. I was looking forward to escaping the heat of ...

Hit the beaches and northbound!!!, Mui Ne, Dalat, Hoi An, Hanoi, Halong Bay, Vietnam travel blog

Hit the beaches and northbound!!!

A travel blog entry by martinandheike

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... following day we then booked an open bus ticket which is priced from $21 which allows you to travel throughout the entire length of Vietnam, getting on and off wherever you like (as long a you've booked it ahead!!).We were warned that the buses would take ...

Cool Breeze in Dalat, Dalat, Vietnam travel blog

Cool Breeze in Dalat

A travel blog entry by faff

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... for the first time! Strange fruit that is often mistaken for tomatoe. They taste like a cross between peach and mango, delicious. Dalat has a lot of green houses. Alot of fruit and vegetables are grown here. The region is famous for coffee production ...

Head To The Hills, Dalat, Vietnam travel blog

Head To The Hills

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... to sign a 'contract', I agreed to meet him early tomorrow for a spin around the local sights. Dalat appears to be one of the few places in Vietnam not covered in paddy fields and instead is plastered with vegetable fields most of which can be bought ...

The City of Eternal Spring, Dalat, Vietnam travel blog

The City of Eternal Spring

A travel blog entry by aborder

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Dalat, Vietnam - I caught a very early bus to Dalat. The girls would catch an afternoon bus and join me later, I was expecting a coach but we were squashed into a mini bus and set off. I sat next to a very cool Swiss couple. It was the first journey for ...

I'm a rider too., Dalat, Vietnam travel blog

I'm a rider too.

A travel blog entry by rebn

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... I got lost on our way to Tiger's Den Falls. I drove for over an hour in the terraced hills and countryside surrounding Dalat. It was absolutely gorgeous. About the same time, my newest strain of acquired Flu kicked in and I started feeling even worse. (I ...

Motorbiking from Dalat, Dalat, Vietnam travel blog

Motorbiking from Dalat

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... were coming up to us. These people were the leftovers from war. Even a legless man came. Quite sad. We arrived in Dalat, grabbed a hotel and had a walk around. Big difference in temperature here. We were higher in the mountains. The following morning, at ...

Central highlands tour, Dalat, Vietnam travel blog

Central highlands tour

A travel blog entry by johnbrianmess

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... for many years. They are mostly Catholic, having been found by the French missionaries, being left relatively untouched by the Vietnam war due to their remoteness. The people up there were mostly farmers and were much more friendly and approachable than ...

Easy Rider, Dalat, Vietnam travel blog

Easy Rider

A travel blog entry by phil_and_lisa

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... paid for her which showed us that not all Vietnamese people are aggressive and impolite (by Western standards anyway). Dalat is up in the highlands of central Vietnam and so is supposed to be cooler. It was but it was rainy and looked quite a miserable ...

Not a paddy field in sight!, Dalat, Vietnam travel blog

Not a paddy field in sight!

A travel blog entry by suenson_taylors

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... in the world. It was built, and still being added to, by a lady who is the daughter of one of the early Vietnam Presidents. She studied architecture in Moscow but, obviously, did not take on board the lessons of soviet functionality and has attempted to ...

No Mama Hahn, Dalat and Nha Trang, Vietnam travel blog

No Mama Hahn

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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We arrived in Dalat and jumped into the Peace Hotel. Walked out, and arranged a bike trip for pretty much the whole bus. All the guides here hang at the Peace café, and remembered me from 6 months previously. They were all excited and asked where Lucy ...

Lak Lake to Da Lat, Da Lat, Vietnam travel blog

Lak Lake to Da Lat

A travel blog entry by zoebuck

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09:36 Breakfast. You'd have thought this would be a simple affair. Coffee, bread and egg. But why is it so difficult? Coffee with milk? First she brought a can of something, then orange fermented yoghurt. Tri then went running off to the shop to buy ...

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