Da Lat

With its cool weather, Dalat is an amazing escape from the heat you can’t seem to escape in Ho Chi Minh City. It’s also an insanely cheap trip – a sleeper bus costs 200,000 Vietnamese Dong, which is about 10 USD and a night at a Hostel is around 5 USD. I stayed at DaLat Central Hostel – chill place. You actually can’t afford to miss Da Lat. Da Lat is a beautiful, mountainous city with fresh, cool air with lots of trees, flowers, plants, green stuff. Just green everywhere. It was breathtaking.

Da Lat is known for its silk production, the Da Lat crazy house, ‘organic’ (is it truly organic?) fruit and vegetable farms and beautiful hydrangeas. The hydrangeas are actually the prettiest flowers I have ever seen in my life. I even Instagrammed a picture on my BlackGirlNewContinent Insta –

Oh and I can’t forget about canyoning – canyoning is huge in Da Lat.  I didn’t go because I took this trip alone and I was being a chicken shit, but my friend Hurly did and his photos are awesome, as always. Yes, this is the same Hurley I went to Monkey Island with.

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All of these things can be booked through a tour at your hostel at a very very low price.

Here are my photos – enjoy:

CRAZY HOUSE

Unless I’m wrong, Salvador Dali designed this hotel. Yes, this is a hotel. People can stay in these trippy rooms. An experience, but an experience I think I could go without.

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COFFEE PLANTATION

Vietnamese coffee is the best coffee in the world. That is a bias statement because I have yet to taste coffee from Brazil, but I couldn’t get enough of the coffee in Vietnam. I loved the coffee at this site so much I bought a bag for myself and my lady, Tawni because she expressed her obsession with the coffee. So.Good.

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CRICKET TASTING

Did I eat a cricket? Maybe. Maybe not.

Okay, I chewed on it and spit it out. I couldn’t handle it.

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SILK PRODUCTION

The process of producing silk. Not what I expected, learned a thing or two.

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LINH AN PAGODA + TEMPLE

How could I not be happy when Buddha is smiling down upon me like that 🙂

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ELEPHANT WATERFALLS 

Our guide even brought us behind the waterfall, which was unbelievable. The sound and force of the water was absolutely mind blowing. 
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FRUITS N VEGGIES

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It was a fun time. Don’t leave this off of your list during your South East Asia tour.

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