Dalat Loop 2017

1000 km motorcycle ride along the coast north of Saigon and up to Dalat in the central highlands.
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The Route

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Near Ke Ga lighthouse
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Concentration. Ke Ga.
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Not the best location for a beach resort.
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Sharing the road. Route 28.
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Route 28. A great road for a fun motorcycle ride. I want to do it again.
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Cellar at the Wine Castle, Phan Thiet.
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Low light. Wine Castle Cellar. Phan Thiet.
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Tasting Napa Valley wines at the Wine Castle. Phan Thiet.
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Cham Temple. Phan Thiet.
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Near the Cham Temple. Phan Thiet.
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Near Di Linh, at Juliet's Villa Resort.
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Really enjoyed the Mi Quang at this place in Dalat.
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Steam engine. Dalat Railway Station.
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Steam engine controls. Dalat Railway Station.
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Selfie at Dalat Railway Station.
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"Stained glass" windows. Dalat Railway Station.
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Minced snail and pork stuffed back into the snail shells and steamed. So good. Dalat.
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Marinated beef bbq'd over charcoal. Dalat.
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China work detail. Linh Phước pagoda. Dalat.

Wishing bell from below. Linh Phước pagoda. Dalat.

Linh Phước pagoda. Dalat.
Linh Phước pagoda. Dalat.

Wishing bell. Linh Phước pagoda. Dalat.

Jade Buddha. Linh Phước pagoda. Dalat.

"Will send you a copy." Linh Phước pagoda. Dalat.
Linh Phước pagoda. Dalat.
Linh Phước pagoda. Dalat.

Linh Phước pagoda. Dalat.

Linh Phước pagoda. Dalat.

Linh Phước pagoda. Dalat.
In hell. Under the Linh Phước pagoda. Dalat.
In hell. Under the Linh Phước pagoda. Dalat.
Coffee beans, recently picked and drying. Dalat.

Tea plantation. Near Dalat.

Tea plantation. Near Dalat.
Tea plantation. Near Dalat. Photo by Uy.
Photo opportunity. Descending from Dalat to Cam Ranh Bay. Photo by Uy.
Nice to see some green after riding through the driest area of Vietnam.
Rest stop. Núi Chúa National Park.
Photo by Uy.
Fish farm village. Near Núi Chúa National Park.
Group photo. Núi Chúa National Park.
New road. Quiet. A great ride. Núi Chúa National Park.
Late afternoon at Vĩnh Hy fishing village.
Heading out to the squid boats at sunset for a nights work. Vĩnh Hy.
Sunset. Vĩnh Hy. Photo by Uy.
Heading out to the squid boats at sunset for a nights work. Vĩnh Hy.
At Vĩnh Hy. Photo by Uy.
Vĩnh Hy fishing village.
Heading out to the squid boats at sunset for a nights work. Vĩnh Hy.
Ready for a 5am start. Vĩnh Hy Resort.

Sunrise at Hang Rái. Núi Chúa National Park.

Sunrise at Hang Rái. Núi Chúa National Park.

Close-up. Hang Rái. Núi Chúa National Park.

Sunrise at Hang Rái. Núi Chúa National Park.
Photographer. Hang Rái. Núi Chúa National Park.
Photographer. Hang Rái. Núi Chúa National Park.
Núi Chúa National Park. Photo by Uy.
Núi Chúa National Park.
Penguin on guard. Cham temple. Phan Rang.
Cham temple. Phan Rang.

Tourists. Cham temple. Phan Rang.

Khmer script. Cham temple. Phan Rang.

Cham temple. Phan Rang.

Cham temple. Phan Rang.
Cham temple. Phan Rang.
Chicken rice for lunch. Phan Rang.
Chicken rice for lunch. Phan Rang.
Off road interlude at Dinh Cape.
The one disappointment - the amount of rubbish. Cape Dinh.
Photo opportunity. Cape Dinh. Photo by Uy.
Hòa Thắng - Hòa Phú road through the sand dunes.
Hòa Thắng - Hòa Phú road through the sand dunes. Photo by Uy.
Lotus Lake like an oasis amongst the sand dunes. Hòa Thắng - Hòa Phú road.
Late afternoon at Mũi Né.
Late afternoon at Mũi Né. Fish market. And more rubbish.
Late afternoon at Mũi Né. Net maintenance.
Last stop. Asian BBQ lunch at Long Thành.