Dalat - Day 1
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Another day of scenery that I hope some of the photos do justice to, it was also really good to be able to chat to a Vietnamese person, I was learning all sorts of interesting tidbits. For instance be careful of restaurants that say Thit Cho or Thit Cay outside, both basically indicate that there aren't like to be many canines walking around in the area :)
I guess the only negative of the trip, and I mention it only so people know if they plan to do the same, is that your butt does get damn sore sitting on that bike for 5 hours. There's only so many positions you can contort to for relief, but I still wouldn't let that put you off doing it.
Felt the temperature drop even further on the approach to Dalat; this was a lot more built up than I'd expected but we stayed in local place out of the tourist zone which was good. Just made for a longer walk to meet up with friends, during which we got pissed down on, but it was kind of refreshing so we walked on (and Vietnamese people shielded us with umbrellas at times to break it up). Had a great curry dinner at a local cafe type with plastic charis strewn around, as Son tried to explain the rules of a Vietnamese game show that was on. It seemed to involve borrowing money from the government and your village being happy but I didn't quite grasp it :)