Last weekend we took an hour's flight north from Ho Chi Minh City to Dalat ( Da Lat)...a much cooler side of Vietnam located in the Central Highlands where the soil is rich and rainfall is plenty this time of year. They call it the "city of thousands of pine trees" for the pine trees that wind their way along the hillside and the "city of eternal spring" for the mist that hangs over the valleys almost year-round.
|City of thousands of pine trees... Dalat, Vietnam|
|City of eternal spring...Dalat, Vietnam|
We were in major sight seeing mode which involved climbing to the high point of a mountain top to capture the mist around us. I have more photos than I could ever manage to show in one post,
so for now, I will start with a few of my favourite spaces around Ana Mandara Villas Dalat,
the hotel that we stayed in. It was a lovely spot, nestled away amongst the pine trees.
One of the many villas at the hotel....
A view from our balcony (below)..
A musical moment...
A view within our sitting room..I just loved these vintage photographs.
It took some thinking...working out this tub/shower..it was fun trying.
Having moved into a mango coloured home, I was delighted to see
the colour theme carried throughout the hotel...
Sneaking off to the spa below...
Beautiful bowls...one for your feet and one for your hands for a heavenly soak.
The view from my seat in the spa...
The food was one of my favourite experiences at the Ana Mandara..it was delicious.
Poolside in the "city of thousands of pine trees"..
Embracing the mango...lotus style
Lastly....a view through the pine trees.
If ever you find yourself travelling to Dalat...check out.
Le Lai Street, Ward 5
Da Lat, Lam Dong Province
Sending you warm wishes for a lovely weekend...from sunny Saigon.
I hope it is filled with wonderful views!