New Year in Dalat
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Today we had a one day trip. The van picked up us around 8pm to go out of town. Plan 1) Temple and lake in town 2) Coffee filed/ Sunflower field/ Wine factory 3) Take cable to see the vietnam view 4) Silk Factory 5) Linh An Tu temple 8) Water fall 7) Langbiang Moutain 7) Local village
First place is the temple near lake. It was nice but too hot. The second place should be a Coffee field. I thought the driver would take us to a big coffee field but he parked on the street and pointed to coffee trees on the street, saying that here it is :S we can't even go inside?!
Not interesting as same as a sunflower field. It's more beautiful in my country. The next one is a coffee shop where they produce wine. Thought it was a big place like I've seen but here's so small and a bit dirty.
The cable are was fine. Only 5 minutes there, view down here was only tree. :) Then the driver brought us to silk factory, similar to Thai silk factory - we bought neck-tie, silk cloths and scarf for mom/friends, it was cheap. Next place is Linh An Tu Temple. Big one, beautiful. Had lunch at a nice place. Food was good - more like Thai food than vietnamese food. Then heading to a waterfall (I don't remember the name). One foreigner old lady got accident at the time we're there. The way to see waterfall is a bit difficult so had to be careful every step. There's a big hole - height about 3 meters near the waterfall view point.
The next place is Langbiang Moutain.
When we're back, the driver took us to the last place of today's trip. It's a village of local-more like northern houses in Thailand but every houses were empty. I felt like i was a tourist visited Karen village in Thailand. It's the same but the houses here were empty. The driver who was also a guide told us that the owners of the houses were not at home, went to work but ... those houses were unclean like no one stays there. And I think no one lives there as well. It's just a place that keeps for tourist :S The silk shop was .
Do I complain too much??? :P
Tonight was a new year night. Many people come out to the center of the city. Too many people at an early night. Teenagers, family came out to celebrate but not so long. I saw the stage thought they would countdown tonight but only at 9 pm everything was clear. People went back home. No one. Wow. Quiet city indeed. They didn't even do the countdown. I knew later that they didn't care for this new year. They give the respect for the Chinese new year instead. :)
Back home and prepared to go back to Hochimihn city next morning. Tonight we had to change room. This one is more big with two rooms so I slept on a sofa in another room. Laila and Aoz stayed in the same room. I couldn't sleep if I was in there too. Snoring noise was bothering me.
T_T I'm sorry Aoz.