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Published: March 21st 2010
Random house on the way to Da Lat
After I moved from Mai Ne I decided to go to Da Lat which was inland and into the mountains, this was a side step but I was motivated to go there as the scenery was meant to be beautiful and.... I had found some great red wine for $3 a bottle so I thought I would go get some from the source!! The ride was the bumpiest ride of my life as we took the OLD road which was 70km shorter... how fun.. I love my Ipod on trips like this!!
Da Lat was so nice and cool and very european. I met a few people and after thinking about taking an easy rider tour (motorbike tour) for a while I ran into 2 girls who had just booked for three days so i decided to join them. The trip was absolutely amazing for experiencing the true Vietnamese culture and how they all make a living. We visited so many different areas and learnt how they made rice, rice wine, cashew nuts, rice paper rolls, we ate at many local restaurants and lots of children ran out to wave at us as many had never seen westerners before!
This is Tu my driver... he started every morning saying, free air con with me... much much free just for you. Then after we had a break he would sing "hey is it me your lookin for" as he handed my helmet to me. Our packs were strapped to the back
I have put a lots of comments on each picture as It helps me to remember the journey better. My highlights were the waterfalls and the children who would surround us when we got off the bikes... Also the 2 Swedish girls screaming thier lungs out when they found 2 frogs, many cicadas and a lizard in their room. I was the dedicated bug catcher. I have never laughed so hard at how scared they were, which was awful but very funny!
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