a highlight of dalat are its waterfalls. based on the recommendation of our guesthouse owner, we skipped the popular elephant falls for thac pongour waterfall which was a good hour motorbike ride from town. we hit the road early in a (failed) attempt at beating the afternoon thunderstorm for our hour ride back.
all sunshine & smiles on the way there!
the vietnamese countryside
homemade bamboo & stick bridge was the only way in.
how rad is that? can you see mr. d solo up on the falls?
i wasn’t up for a swim that day (anticipating a wet ride back, i was good on water).
i made friends with the girls who were also non-swimmers.
after d’s swim, we looked at the sky and decided it was time to hit the road. about 10-minutes into our 1-hour ride the drizzle started, so we pulled over and put our ponchos on. within minutes we were riding in a full-blown downpour that never let up. we were squinting, laughing and praying we were going in the right direction. every once in a while, danny would yell back, “you all right?” and i’d say, “yup! can you see?” and he’d yell back, “kinda, yeah.”
while we were in dalat we’d signed up for a 3-day motorbike tour to the coast. we’d load up our bags on the back of the bike and ride for 3-days and 2-nights through the national park and vietnam’s beautiful central highlands. despite really wanting to do it, the weather forecast was 100% thunderstorms for the entire next week and after the 1-hour ride in the pelting rain we decided 3 wet days would quickly turn from fun to miserable and cancelled :(