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Dalat

It has been a busy day. We got up this morning, ate breakfast and checked out of our Saigon hotel. We met our new guide and then headed off to Dalat.

Dalat is in the central highlands of Vietnam and one of the contributions of the French who realized it was a great place to relax and get away from the Saigon heat. It wasn’t really a part of the Vietnam war as both South and North Vietnamese used it for R&R and apparently it was one of those places that neither side tried to take. It is pretty here with a big lake and relaxed atmosphere.

But getting here was rough. Took about 7.5 hours including lunch and a stop for tea and coffee tastings and while the road isn’t too bad, it did get bumpy for an hour or two – enough to knock the energy out of my mom and also her lunch. She puked about 14 kms short of the city and has been laid out since we got here. Hopefully she will be better tomorrow becuase it would be a shame for her to come this far and then not get a chance to enjoy it.

We have a full day here tomorrow including a 3 hour tour in the morning followed by a round of golf at the “nicest course in Vietnam”. That’s right, a foursome here in Dalat. I can’t wait. We got a sweet deal on a twilight rate that includes clubs, fees, shoes and even a caddy. I’ll let you know how it goes.

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4 Responses

  1. Tell my peeps, “HELLO!!” Wish I were there with you guys. Make sure you try the fresh sugar cane juice in-a-bag from many of the street vendors. Nothing better than drinking straight sugar!

  2. This is to Mimi! Hope you feel better tomorrow, hope you can play golf and have fun! When you come in May maybe we can play golf and I’ll drive the cart.

  3. Great to see you guys are having a good time. I can’t say i’m not jealous of you two. The girls got your postcard, Thanks. We are tracking you moves on our map but it’s not too easy because the map we use if a big cloth map with no details. It looks like i’m headed to the philippines on March 27th. I’ll let you guys know. Not sure where you two are headed next but keep the info coming, I love it.

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