High up in the mountains
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September 15th, 2007 – by: IceTea
We left early in the mornings in an air conditioned bus. It was really cold... O_O.
I was so excited. I so love to travel. I hope no ones gonna ever invent a teleporter for real! We'd miss out on so much! Whether I travel by bus, boat, motorbike, car, plane, ship, train, bus, camel, muli, horse... let me see the sky, let me see my surroundings. I will never loose my awe for god's creation.
Yeah and that's how I spent my time on the bus staring out of the window, trying not to blink too much so I wouldn't miss out on anything haha.
I actually met quite a few ppl from everywhere who came along.
The last few hours were amazing, we drove higher and higher on narrow mountain roads... the sight was breathetaking... I was so into it.
I have to mention here that I am obsessed over height... the higher the better lol. We stopped in the mountains for a break... I was overhelmed by the peace, the silence... the beauty. I wanted to stand there at the edge of the world forever... I always seek solitude in those moments. I can be quite companiable, I mix well.
Finally we arrived. I checked in my hotel. It was quite near to everywhere, the room was clean and all in all good. All that I needed. No air con but u won't need that in Da Lat, it's rather cold up in the mountains.
I checked out the city with a friend. We rent a bike for two. lol that was so fun. I was at the market and bought some real good stuff. While it's hard to get winter clothes in Saigon, Da Lat's a paradise. The pullovers that I bought were cheap and the quality was top. Couldn't buy better ones in Germany. And the bargaining was much easier than in Saigon. Outside of the market hall is another market on the streets where ppl sell stuff for very low rates.
I ate strange stuff at a strange place. lol luckily I wasn't ill afterwards. But I always try to eat where the locals eat, my stomachs quite robust and withstands almost everything. I know it because I've always tried all the crazy stuff. Yeah I might end up in hospital one day with that attitude I know. :D However we rode back at night through the rain in rainjackets... or rather trash bags haha.
A lot of people don't like to travel in the rainy seasons. I like both. I love to just go through rain as if it was normal.
One night there were two kids begging for money. i gave them some and they followed me. It was raining and I was wearing that jacket again. The girl kept begging and they already got quite a lot out of me... I can hardly withstand a childs charme. :)
The lil boy kept pulling my arms. lol afterwards I noticed that there was a big hole in my jacket where I kept my camera. But luckily it was tied around my wrist. Well i would have not cared that much. But I might woulda looked up for that boy to get back my memory card haha.
I spent the rest of my days exploring the mountains, a few waterfall places, valleys, beautiful lakes, temples and villages. I do not want to miss this feeling no more... How can one not get addicted to the world? How can one decide to stand still after seeing such things I wonder?
Well as for me I have no choice no more.
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