#ScoutingVietnam » Dalat / by Dzulkanean Ali

So far on our trip, we've witnessed surfers paradise (Da Nang) and Chinese influenced decorations (Hoi An). On the third pit stop, we set foot on Dalat; a small town inspired and breathing with French architecture till this day. Our tour guide told us that during the French colonisation, Dalat used to be where the a majority of French people decided to stay given the beautiful autumn weather. That explains the knocked down European houses. We took a day enjoying the cold breeze paired with a warm cup of coffee, passing by gardens and lakes and did some local tradings in the market.

A mini replica of the Eiffel Tower built right smack in the middle of the entire town.

A mini replica of the Eiffel Tower built right smack in the middle of the entire town.

Refurbished European buildings.

Refurbished European buildings.

Birds eye view from the cable car. 

Birds eye view from the cable car. 

Can't remember the name of this lake, but it was HUGE AF. 

Can't remember the name of this lake, but it was HUGE AF. 

On our second day here, we went to one of the less touristy waterfall to avoid the peak crowd.

Unfortunately, it wasn't rainy season. 

Unfortunately, it wasn't rainy season. 

Ended the afternoon with a drive by the coffee plantation.  I've been to tea plantations, but never coffee. So it was pretty cool to taste coffee seede first hand. Surprisingly, they tasted sweet and milky. It had absolutely no trace of coffee.

My first coffee seed. 

My first coffee seed. 

The road back home. 

The road back home.