Apologies for my absence, a very famous ancient Vietnamese king died this day hundreds of years ago and so it is a national holiday. Taking advantage of the days off work, me and 10 friends went on an adventure holiday 6 hours north of Saigon, to Dalat and the surrounding areas.
Dalat and the jungles swept me away, both metaphorically and almost literally due to some hazardous waterfalls plus pre-typhoon rain. I’m not going to blog properly about it until I get the photos off my friends’ cameras. But it was truly amazing.
To whet your appetite here are some facts:
- It is in the central highlands of Vietnam. A jungley, mountainous region with pine forests, lakes, hills and famous waterfalls.
- It was developed by the French as a ‘get away’ for people from the city. Because of this the main town part looks like a swiss ski resort!
- It is famous for having many ethnic minorities
- It’s about 1500m above sea level
- It’s given me some very large bruises and impressive cuts
- It was where I first rode a motorbike by myself for an entire day.