Ride to Ho Chi Minh City
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The Phuong Trang bus company must be Vietnam's main carrier, like Greyhound in America. Their orange busses are new, clean, and comfortable and their rest stops well-planned. The run from Dalat to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) took about seven hours including three rest stops; two fairly short and one long enough for a dollar meal. From a buffet style selection, I chose rice and a grilled porkchop. The ride was comfortable except for the Vietnamese girl sitting next to me who puked most of the way. I give her credit for doing so with dignity - an occasional quiet cough into a clear plastic bag. There was no retching and she did not splatter my feet. Fortunately there was no odor which probably would have got me going too.
Most of the traveler accommodations are in District 1 where prices are astronomical, as in any major city I suppose.