On the rest of our day tour of Dalat, Mr. Selfish and I went to the kitschier attractions. It’s a good thing that I enjoy kitschy and the photo ops that follow. Mr. Selfish begrudgingly came along and snapped photos of me.
First, we went to the Valley of Love, which I thought was going to be a scenic lush valley. In actuality, the Valley of Love is a cheesy theme park-esque place where honeymooners come to take photos.
Mr. Selfish and I signed up for a day tour of Dalat, during which we were able to choose eight attractions to visit. Half of our attractions ended up being pagodas or temples. Our tour guide noted that we wanted to see lots of pagodas and pagodas and asked me if I was Buddhist. I replied in the negative but told him that I wanted to visit them because I thought they were beautiful. I was proven correct that day in Dalat.
First, we went to the Linh Phước Pagoda, which is a relatively modern pagoda that was constructed in 1950. It was quite beautiful, especially because it was a bright, sunny day. Many of the designs and creatures are made from beer bottles. Mr. Selfish opted to climb the tower whereas I stayed below. It wasn’t due to laziness but because the photo ops are better that way.
Mr. Selfish and I spent a lovely six weeks in Paris. Every now and then, I look back and think about how great those six weeks were. I miss Paris now and would go back in a heart beat. I therefore looked forward to visiting Dalat, Vietnam – especially because it has a miniature Eiffel Tower. Although you can’t go up it, it was still nice to behold.
Mr. Selfish and I have been in Saigon for three full days now. Since this is our second time here, we haven’t really done much other than settle into our apartment, made a home-cooked meal, and joined a gym. It has been nice having a routine, and best of all, we don’t leave until Friday.
After that, we’ll be traveling to parts of Vietnam we haven’t visited yet – Nha Trang, Dalat, Hoi An, and Da Nang. So of course, our days will be jammed pack full of activities again.
At this point, we’re starting to get a little travel planning fatigue. So, please let me know if you have any recommendations for us.