|Di Lin was a basin of 900m above sea level. At daybreak, it was covered by morning fog. It was worth having chosen the room with a good view.|
Today's breakfast was "Banh mi", which is meats and vegetables sandwiched between pieces of French bread. A storekeeper made it skillfully there and then. The French bread is delicate and tender like a warm rice cake.
There was a production area of highland vegetables. The scenery swept away like Shinshu in Japan.
With five kilometer to go, the slant became gentle and I could see the city skyline ahead.
I arrived at Da Lat of 1500m meters high.
There was the summer resort when the country was ruled over by France.
Da Lat Station.
In the past, this station connected shore part with 84km, named 'Da Lat = Thap Cham Railway' and then disused by suffered damage from the Vietnam War. Now restored as sightseeing train service an interval with 7km away to Trai Mat Station.
80.4km / 297.2km
view the broad map with a meters above the sea level graph
The Vietnamese guest house,"Nha Nghi" provided bed without breakfast. I checked out at 6:00 and have begun to pedal.
The uniform of the high school girl in this town is "ao dai", but unfortunately, because Vietnamese people were sensitive to cold , there were many people who put on a jacket.
I drank "Ca phe sua" as a substitute for the breakfast.
It dropped inspissated Vietnamese style coffee on condensed milk and diluted it with ice.
After cycled 50km, 7-8% of slopes continued and climbed the plateau of 800meters high.
I went up the slope and found a teahouse at long last.
The plateau is cool and cultivation of the tea seems to be prosperous.
Today's lunch was a combination rice meal, called "Com", of 3 dollars.
Temperature was around 25 degrees. A comfortable plateau spread out for cycling.
I chose the large room where the view was good.
108.9km / 216.8km
After days of lounging at the Continental Saigon Hotel in HCMC, I started touring to Hanoi.|
I select all the hotels, go along with the situation. I'll look for one in the town where I arrived at that evening. Because there are many guest houses called "Nha Nghi" in Vietnam, I'll suffice as.
As for the elegant breakfast in the well-established hotel, this was the last.
I Cycled Route 1 through HCMC to Bien Hoa.
It was a Vietnamese popular rice noodle, called "pho".
The kilometer post of the national highway was French style
Traffic decreased and I cycled in moderate ups and downs comfortably. Naturally it was hot, but was easier to ride than the midsummer in Japan.
Past 4:00 p.m. and I cycled in search for a hotel.
An uphill slope to DaLat "1500meters high", begins at the next day.
I cycled around the Fuji Five Lakes because Tokyo was still hot.|
I brought my bike in a bag on the train and arrived at Gotemba Station at 7:55. I went up 650m to Kagosaka Pass, 1104m above sea level, on the prefectural border. Afterwards the course was mainly downhill.
I had a long rest at the mountain pass and cycled down to the Yamanakako Lake in one go.
Unfortunately Mt. Fuji was covered in cloud all day long.
I observed the old houses that had been restored in the Saiko Lakeside museum. 20 thatched roof houses were built here.
In the evening, I cycled high-speed downhill to Fuji Station via Shojinko Lake and Motosuko Lake. I cycled 121.88km today.