I’ve spent the last few days in Dalat and have loved it! It’s nice to get away from the heat, humidity and crazy traffic! It’s still a nice temperature here, about 75, which has been refreshing.
I wanted to go trekking, but you need at least 4 people for a group and I couldn’t find enough people. Still nice to just be here and explore the area!
I actually thought Dalat was going to be much smaller. I’m not sure the population, but much bigger than I excepted with a ton of little neighborhoods to explore.
Right downtown there’s a huge lake – you can rent little paddle boats and locals are fishing everywhere. It’s actually a pretty dirty lake (trash is a problem in Vietnam), but looks pretty from a distance. 🙂
The architecture is really interesting here. There’s a big French influence, so lots of European buildings, especially hotels. But then you can still see how the locals live down little alleys, with much more poverty.