- Cool little hotel on a hilltop with plenty of character
- Rooms are clean and spacious. Higher floors have a good view of the city rooftops.
- Wireless works every now and then in the rooms, but lobby has two public computers
- Breakfast is very simple. Instead you can choose from a couple of cafes next door or buy snacks like Bahn Mi from the same street corner
- Same street corner also has a supermarket with wide selection
Some notes on Dalat
- Small town perfect for chilling in cafes and trying some good vegetable dinners.
- Cooler weather allows travelers to regroup and replenish, before continuing back to hot parts of the coast
- Expect to walk up and down a lot, even short distances on the map can actually mean more walk than expected
- If you have a change visit the old train station. With a whole afternoon to spare, you can also take steam train from there to an old monastery close by
- Take a trip to the surrounding hills. Drive a motorcycle or book a car. Visit waterfalls and coffee plantations, eat a silk worm or try a fried cricket.
General notes on Vietnam
- Learn simple local gestures to make your life easier. For example, wave off persistent peddlers raising your palm and rotating it from our wrist, rater than the typical western wave or push.
- Learn a couple of simple words like thank you (gangnam). It will make all the difference.
- Learn the normal prices of basic stuff to be smart with your money. For example large water bottle should cost 10,000, bier 15-20,000, street food pancake 6,000 and banh mi sandwich 15,000
- There are plenty of operators offering bus transports between cities. The roads are not good so prepare to spend time travelling and check the quality of the offered bus. Especially night busses, where the bed can be quite short for westerners. Reserve travel time if you plan to move between cities.
- Remember that Vietnam has some of the best street food in Asia
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