I have been in Da Lat for many times with different situations. However, in this story, I only mention about the 2 last times that I came here, which also the two happiest moments if someone mentions me about Da Lat.
Back in June 2015, my trip started at 10AM and when I arrived at Da Lat, it was about 3:30PM and my friend and I could easily see that it was a sunny day and the temperature was quite warm, which was quite rare in Da Lat. However, people who have a chance to visit Da Lat for the first time should be aware of this kind of temperature. When you first come out of the vehicles (not include Motorcycle, Scooter, etc.), you will possibly feel Da Lat is so warm, the weather is exactly as the same as Western Countries in the spring. Nevertheless, you are being tricked by this spectacular moment; therefore, your body's temperature will automatically change within a short period of time and suddenly makes you feel really cold immediately. Consequently, my advice is try to wear at least 2 t-shirts when you arrive to Da Lat, otherwise, your body' temperature would probably decrease and worse you may enjoy your holiday in Da Lat with a critical flu. And then we moved to Phước Đức Hotel, which was quite near to the market and Xuân Hương Lake. As I remembered, it only took me 2 minutes to get to the market and about 5 minutes for reaching the lake. In the evening, the lights turned on and when you go out, in front of me there were maybe at least 3 stalls, on the left are two others, and so on. At that time, it was uncountable because I were living in a hotel surrounded with food stores, every meals I could try a new one until the day I came home, I had not finished my testing time.
The last time that I visited, Da Lat still gave me a memorable experienced because that time I went with my school and mostly all of my classmates came with me, and they were really excited. Unfortunately, on that trip, my beloved teacher could not join our trip, at the first moment, either my friends or I was really sad but we could manage to keep on going our trip. This time, we had a chance to go somewhere which was far from Ho Chi Minh City and the trip began at 5:30AM on 28th December 2016 and we were in grade 12 of Phu Nhuan high school. During the travel time, nothing special happened; however, as our bus reached the destination, which was Da Lat, all of us were really exciting and preparing for an afternoon hanging. Throughout that period of time, we managed to try the local food named “bánh tráng nướng” and the flavor, until now, I will definitely say that nowhere could make such a delicious “bánh tráng nướng” as Da Lat. As I remember, until 6:00PM, we joined one night camping with our school and finally I had a chance to try the local alcohol and dancing together, the main event of that night was the dancing competition performed by boys only, and one of my friends participated that game and he turned himself into a girl and did a belly dancing, which was quite crazy; however, his movement was astonished and cheered by other girls. The next day, we had a trip to the rural area and visited Langbiang, known as the highest mountain in Da Lat, the most memorable event that I will never forget was the wind. Although the temperature was quite warm, the wind flow was really strong on that day, which almost fell one tourist down the ground. In the afternoon, we walked on the lake bank and chatted with each other because when tomorrow came, we would climb on the bus and head back to our school and started our second semesters. In this trip, I wanted to say out loud to everyone that thank you for spending time together, I will always appreciate these moments in my life, thank you for everything.
Despite the fact that the trip was really fun, but from my perspective, if I had a chance to take a time machine to come back those days, I would definitely experience these moments not just one time but as many as possible.