According to our intention, the destionations included HCM city, Da Lat & the Cuu Long delta but after review our schedule & budget plan we decided not to visit the Cuu LOng delta. It was a quite hard decision because all of us knew that the Cuu Long delta was not far away from HCM city and I could visit my old place again.
I was in charge of booking flight tickets and accommodations. Fortunately, I found out there was a sale promotion of Jetstar Airline with sale off 50% fare, but the airline had no direct flight from Ha Noi to Da Lat so we must stop by HCM city and get the bus to Da Lat.It was an exhausted experience. It took us 2 hours on the plane and six hours on the bus. But the result was amazing.
At 5 am, we arrived to Da lat. We checked in the hotel and unpacked our luggage. The gentle landlady gave us a favor: The most beautiful room with the reasonable price (200.000 VNĐ per day). There were 2 double beds, one fireplaces, one huge clothing cabinet in our room. It seemed that we totally recover after entering into the room. From the window, I could see the pretty French-style villas scattered over hillside, the Da lat's Colleage from further distance, white fences, wild flowers, pine forests surrounded the villa.
We stayed in Da Lat for 2 days. It was the short time therefore we tried to spend our time wisely. In the first morning, we took a tour ride by horse one round of Ho Xuan Huong lake, went to Da Lat market to buy some fresh strawberries and visit some famous places such as Da Lat flower garden, Bao Dai summer places, The cock church.In the afternoon, we rode motorbikes to further places: The Truc Lam temple, The Vally of Love and the ethnic village.In the evening,we wandered along the paths near Da Lat's station to enjoy the floral smell,the silence and the fresh air of Da Lat's night.
Finally, we said goodbye Da Lat to return HCM City in the early morning of the third day.
We spent one night in HCM city. The next day, we caught the bus in Ben Thanh's Market to Đai nam park. We played all games at there: feeding wild animal, watching 4D movie, racing F1, exploring sky, taking adventure in the jungle, taking adventure in the hell, taking adventure in the sea...They made us tired and run out of pocket but we had a great time.
Late afternoon that day, we got flight 908BL to return Ha Noi.
Sometimes, in our meeting, we still discuss about this journey and watch the photos again to recall the past.