Short explanation about da lat
Da Lat is the capital of Lam Dong province in Vietnam. I know it sounds strange , especially if you don’t even have any idea where the Lam Dong province is located, like me. Briefly speaking, a city that is well-known as the city of a thousand pine trees is situated in southern part of the Central Highland region of Vietnam. Still don’t understand what I am talking about?
Okay, so, Da Lat is really accessible, either from Ho Chi Minh City or Mui Ne. It takes only 3-4 hours by bus or minivan from Mui Ne to Da Lat, and 6-9 hours by overnight bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat. Da Lat has its own charm to be explored. Different from the other two cities that I mentioned above, Da Lat enjoys cool temperatures all year round. So, you might need your hoodie, a small blanket and a pocket of instant hot chocolate (if you want). For that reason, Da Lat has pine trees like I indicated before, a number of villas and resorts and a cluster of tea and coffee plantations.
TOUR GUIDE? DO I LIKE IT?
My visit to Da Lat was totally out of the program. I meant to stay in Mui Ne only, but my husband and his buddies decided briefly visit two other cities – Da Lat and Nha Trang. How ? By minivan with the help of our ‘marvelous’ travel agent. Travel agent?! I had never ever dreamt of going on a tour. There are many reasons why I refused to go with a bevy of tourists, and this experience in Da Lat + Nha Trang made me more and more skeptical.
We spent one day in Nha Thrang then we continued our journey to Da Lat and went back to Mui Ne. This was the schedule of the tour:
Finally, go back to Mui Ne. I just wanted to sleep all day long after this exhausting journey