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Day 40-41 Let us be tourists!

Today we tried to visit a pagoda only accessible by one tourist railway track. After 20 minutes of communication we came to the summary that they didn't want our money (shocking) and that the driver was probably sleeping somewhere instead. The guide book claimed it would run with two passengers but the lady in charge claimed they needed 15. As there was only 9 of us the only way they'd run it would be if we paid triple the guide price. But even then we'd have to come back in two hours. It was really annoying as its the main attraction in Dalat and we couldn't get to it.

We spent the day by the lake and visited crazy house.

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In the evening we went to a recommend restaurant with a huge menu that we browsed for 10 minutes before ordering. Then we were told that only 2 of the 50 dishes were available. We were so irritated that we'd sat clearly deciding for ages. In the end we couldn't eat there because they had (apparently) no vegetables. Dan has for now, gone vegetarian.

So I overall it was a frustrating day. On the plus we had for the first time in 6 weeks, a comfortable mattress with good pillows and a duvet. Dan did get to speak to a local boy keen to practice his English
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Posted by vincerb 04:44 Archived in Vietnam

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