Category 2012 Cycling South East Asia

A Lovely Day In Da Lat

From Wikitravel

Dalat, also Da Lat (Đà Lạt), located in the South Central Highlands of Vietnam, was originally the playground of the French who built villas in the clear mountain air to escape the heat and humidity of the coast and of Saigon, now known as Ho Chi Minh City.

Dalat looks like a cross between Vietnam and the French Alps. Many of its hotels and houses are built in a European/ French style. The city spreads across a series of pine-covered hills, with a small lake in the center and surrounded by a man made lake and higher peaks, making for some lovely scenery quite different from the rest of Vietnam. Temperatures are pleasantly warm by day, and quite cool at night, down to perhaps 10 degrees Celcius.

We found it an amazing city, cool at night but nice in the daytime...

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Sometimes The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From The Tree

Just had to add this Christmas moment.

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Bike Boxes Are Ready To Go

We finally have the boxes packed and sealed. They are quite large but not too heavy.

Below is a video of the boxes. We have added this video to test adding videos on an iPad to a blog.

Bye for now.

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Getting Ready For South East Asia

We are packing out bikes and saddle bags. On Dec 28th we fly from Toronto through Vienna, Brussels and on Dec 30th we will arrive in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam).

For the next 95 days we plan on a combination of bus, bike, train and plane through parts of Vietnam, Cambodia,Laos and Thailand.

The only firm booking at this time is a hotel the first week in HCM City.

We hope to update this blog along the way.

Bye for now.
Janis & David

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