Friday, April 17, 2009

Off-roading in a bus!

DALAT, Vietnam - We caught the bus from Nha Trang to Dalat this morning at 8am.  Compared to our train experiences to date, the bus was actually very clean and only about half full.  The trip takes about 6 hours including a stop for lunch.  As we left Nha Trang we headed South along the coast and stopped for lunch at about noon.  Knowing that Dalat was a mountain town we knew we still had the climb to do.  The last 90 minutes of the trip was the adventurous part.  The road up the mountain was very narrow, steep and full of pot holes.  This along with other cars and cows in the road made it interesting.  At  one point we came across a broken down truck in the middle of the road.  Our bus driver managed to get our bus around him even though the road was so narrow.  As I sat on the bus I could not help but wonder if Greyhound would travel on roads in these conditions.

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