Hello again! We spent Christmas (yes, that's how far behind I am on blogging!) in Dalat, a city way up in the mountains. It was really special. Mac also reeeeally liked it because there were spruce trees! The fresh mountain air was a nice change from the cities. We also made a few friends whom we coincidently met up with later in Hoi An! Really fun place, with lot's to do. But sadly, we missed their big flower festival by 2 days, that only happens once every two years! Gooooooood planning.
Making the Christmas dinner for everyone in the hotel...
This was Gerry. She's 3 and is fluent in Vietnamese and English. She knows all her colors and numbers... she's so smart!! And seriously adorable!! She watched the cake the whole time saying "don't touch... don't touch.." For those of you who know my experience with Dan Halen's trailor... she did alot better than me :D.
Christmas shopping... I was so happy to decorate a tree!!!
The amazing scooter helmets...
We did this awesome gravity rollar coaster, that you did the breaks... kind of like luge only more controlled I guess... really fun to a beautiful waterfall.
We also went to a gorgeous temple, where the monks really knew their gardening...
We went to a weasle coffee place, where they take weasles, make them "chose the right coffee beans" then when they poop em out, people make coffee out of them. Disgusting and expensive.
We went to a silk farm as well, where we got some awesome silk scarves for 6$$!! And you know their real when they come from a silk farm...
Another big thing about Dalat, was the Crazy House. It was like a big jungle gym thing. Every kids dream to live in one. Awesome.
These are the plans for it. I couldn't get many good pictures, because everything was so BIG!
The amazing "palace." Kind of reminded me of a dumpy hotel. Definetly not as grand as France!
Here's a few of the interesting sculptures that adorned the grounds...
Awesomest scooter ever!! Real flowers and everything!!!
When we were in the palace thing, these Chinese kids came up to us and wanted to take their picture with us!!! It was so funny. We said ok, and then about 10 (maybe exageration...) other kids whipped out their cameras too. PAPARAZZI!! That happened at a sushi joint too. Funny stuff.
Beautiful waterfall, with a not so great trail to it.
And lastly, our amazing waterfall rapelling. It was absolutely the scariest thing that's ever happened. We had to go first down these "natural water slides". Head first backwards. Next, the one in the picture. Last, the washing machine. You went down, then were pummeled by a waterfall. Then you had to just trust the guy and jump into the little canyon that was pretty colostraphobic (uh... spelling) then, I seriously thought I was going to drown, because the waterfall was pushing me under, and I didn't know when I resurfaced... but of course, eventually, the current pushed us out, and we survived. He said it would be fine for beginers. Don't believe the people who want your money :D.
^ that's Mac.
Thanks for reading!!