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boat trip in Halong Bay

The Dalat Dash

November 23rd 2012
We have finally slowed the pace a little here in the French built mountain resort of Dalat. At 5000 feet above sea level the weather is cooler, around 24 C and sunny, so we are promenading around the lake and visiting the local sites in a more leisurely way. Earlier we spent each of14 nights in a different bed, not quite as risque as it sounds. After a visit to Halong Bay, an area of outstandin ... read more
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