08.05.2011 22 °C
so we got completely spoiled as soon as we arived to dalat. our hotel room has 2 beds, a tv (with english channels), a bathroom (with toilet paper), a mini fridge, a kettle, a desk and 2 loungers, all for $5 each. we went out to explore the town and had got quite aways from our hotel when it started to pour, by the time we got back to our hotel we looked like a couple of drowned rats. good thing we had cable!
the next day we rented a motobike and went to explore the towns. alison navigated through the city great even tackling some traffic circles. we came to our first stop the crazy house. a wacky architectual wonder that looks like if tim burton and disney had a baby and the baby happened to be a house this would be it. next we rode 7 km out of tơn to dalanta falls. we got a bobsled and flew down the tracks an exhilirating ride! at the bottom the waterfall Was crowded so we snapped a few pics before getting towed back up by the bobsled. we cruised through the green treed laced roads back to town and around Xuan Huong Lake to the botanical flower gardens. it began to look like it ứa going to rain again (as ift often does in the highlands) so we saught shelter in a cafe for lunch. the rain never stopped and eventually we had to face it again so we jumped back on grabbed a couple bottles of wine (ít not only rain country its wine country) some nice gouda cheese and crackers and retreated to our rooms.
later we still had the bike and the rain had let up a bit so we decided to go out in search of supper. our efforts completely backfired and we ended up getting lost in the dark on the crazy streets headed out of town a few kilometers from where we started oh boy. we were happy to find our hostel again and ate supper at the cafe next door.
today we felt poor and a bit travelled out and i literally spent the whole day in my pj's walking around the guesthouse with no shame, around 4 i decided to take a shower and brush my teeth, perhaps later today i will venture out for food but i have to say thí lazy day so far has bên great, perhaps ill drink more wine.