Da Lat Exploration Begins – a Good Day One!

Day one in Da Lat was a great day! First off was coffee and a huge breakfast at La Viet coffee called the English breakfast. Couple of eggs, bacon, two kinds of sausage, and toast and two americanos. All of that for about $5.00. Yes!

I had decided to take a longer walk to the downtown and city centre area so I could see some of Da Lat. This city is so different and I am really liking it. Its slower paced, weather is a lot cooler. Reason to go to the city centre area was to go to Da Lat Market. I needed to get a coat. Yes a coat! Here in Da Lat it warms up to a nice 70 degrees and then cools off to about low 50s.

So I found the market which is pretty cool by itself. It has at least three levels which includes fresh fruit and veggies, a food court and then levels of clothing. Most of the stalls sell jackets and sweaters! The fresh vegetables are probably what Da Lat is known for. The coffee growing here is stupendous too. I may take a coffee tour with La Viet Coffee later since you start at their farm and they show you the whole process. Then its to their coffee shoppe and you see the beans being ground and the coffee being made.

I wandered around for a few hours today which was really nice and I think I am really gonna enjoy staying here for awhile. Tonight I am gonna spoil myself and go to a BBQ joint and have some beers and some kind of BBQ.

Da Lat is so very different than Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. I have not been to a place here that’s like it. Here’s some cool facts about its history. I also got really interested in the different things to see here. From the city centre with all shoppes and market to a beautiful lake to walk around. Coffee shoppes are all around the lake and there are fresh food stalls here and there.

I am going to be sharing the photo album more than posting individual photos. Here is the link to the album I am keeping of this adventure.

I’m off for dinner in a bit to a BBQ place. I have a hankering for some BBQ and heer tonight!

Author: Michael Perry

I've been blogging for over 20 years and now am living in Southeast Asia. The blog is about my slow vagabonding wherever I want to go. My home base is in Cambodia but I'm rarely there.