What’s up guys!
Bringing you another location review today. Recently I wanted to take a break from city life so I took a road trip. There are so many nice places to see in Vietnam but I finally decided to visit the small mountain city of Da Lat. “The City of Eternal Spring!”
Da Lat is about 300 kilometers from Ho Chi Minh City. You can fly there or take a bus. But in my opinion, the only way to go is by motorbike! It really was one of the greatest experiences of my life. The mountain views and the countryside on the way to Da Lat is simply stunning.
The trip was exactly what I needed after several months of city life. The journey is incredible, but how about the destination? Is Da Lat, Vietnam single man’s paradise? Let’s get into it!
Da Lat, Vietnam – Women Rating 2/5
Da Lat is a very small, quiet city. There’s a whole lot of nothing going on up there. If you’re into partying, nightlife and mongering then just forget it and stop reading right here…
But don’t be too disappointed guys! There are plenty of cute girls in Da Lat! Before I went, I jumped on Vietnam Cupid and Asian Dating. My search results showed plenty of cute girls in Da Lat! I messaged about ten girls the night before my trip.
I got quite a few responses but unfortunately, many of them messaged me AFTER I had already left! I was only there for a few days before I moved on… I have several girls in Da Lat that are still texting me and asking when will I come back??? 🙂
I will defiantly go back some day. I would like to spend a little more time there and try dating one of these girls. They seem like really good girls. Sweet, Beautiful, hard working, traditional. Wife material for sure!
Da Lat is a “touristy” place but there aren’t many scum bag foreigners walking around around. Not many hippy back packers. I didn’t see any miserable drunk retired expats congregating at the local watering holes. I saw mostly younger couples walking around taking pictures of everything.
The Most Romantic City in Vietnam
You can go jump online and try to meet a girl on Vietnam Cupid. Or you can drink ten coffees a day at different cafes and hit on every shy girl working there hoping to get lucky… But I say forget all that.
Da Lat is a honey moon city. Nearly all the tourists I saw there were couples. It is a nice romantic place to chill out for a few days. Beautiful country surroundings, clean cool air, a lake, nature, flowers. Girls love this shit! 🙂
My advice for all you guys is to meet a nice girl in Ho Chi Minh City and invite her to travel to Da Lat with you. Ask any Vietnamese girl about Da Lat… They will light up and say “ohh Da Lat is beautiful! I very like!” 😀
If you have a girl you can stand being around for 48 – 72 hours then I recommend taking her to Da Lat. Enjoy the good food. Hold her hand and walk around the lake. Take a romantic hike in the countryside. 🙂
Da Lat is not a place to party. It’s a place to relax and unwind. Enjoy the fresh air and cool weather. Tour the countryside and have unprotected sex with the woman you love. 😛
It’s a couples retreat so I recommend you BYOP (bring your own pussy). 😉 That’s how I would treat it. But if you wanted a cheap, quiet place to lay low and get some work done then I think Da Lat is a great option! Just be prepared to get a girlfriend and stick with her because the dating pool is limited there.
Da Lat, Vietnam – Cost of Living Rating 5/5
Da Lat is cheap! Not much else to say here. Prices are on par with every other small city in Vietnam. I popped into a random guest house and asked if they had a room available. Yes! Have! 200,000 VND. That’s less then $10 a night… The room was clean and comfortable. Had a TV, fridge, WIFI and I was right in the city center walking distance to the lake and the market.
I didn’t look into long term rentals but I imagine you can get some good deals. Even if you lived in a hotel it would cost less then $300 per month. That’s the beauty of Vietnam. Hotels are so cheap that you don’t have to worry about long term rentals. Just bounce around from hotel to hotel. You never have to cook, clean or do laundry. 🙂
Da Lat, Vietnam – Quality of Life Rating 3/5
Da Lat is a very nice city. It’s clean, peaceful, infrastructure is good, people are friendly. It’s convenient to fly there if you’re not the adventurous type. I think it would be a great place to live.
Only problem, it’s boring… Me personally, I need more action. I like crowds of random people. I like ladies night at Lush Bar. I like sluts in mini skirts. I like Hot Tocs where I can get sucked off for $7. I like horrendous traffic and pollution. I like getting my iPhone stolen while I’m walking down Bui Vien Street.
There’s no nightlife in Da Lat. There’s a night market and some restaurants. I hung out at a few cafes but the place was a ghost town… Literally just me and the employees…
There’s one night club in the center that looked absolutely dead. No motorbikes in the parking lot. Just a few staff members sitting outside and texting on their phones… I didn’t even step inside.
Da Lat is a cool place to chill out for a few days but that’s about it. I suppose if you really wanted to quit drinking, baseline all expenses and get a serious girlfriend then Da Lat would be a good option. Maybe I will go hide out there for a few months, grow a beard and write a novel… That’s a great spot to do it! 🙂
The biggest appeal of Da Lat is the cool weather. It’s fuckin cold up there! No bullshit I mean it felt like winter temperatures when I was there. I immediately bought a thick sweater and wore it the entire time. Even while I was sleeping… Yes it was that cold. 🙁
I checked the weather and I saw it was only 74 / 23 degrees… But when you are used to 90 / 32 degrees and stifling humidity every day, that drop in temperature is pretty drastic.
The scenery outside of Da Lat is incredible so defiantly take a ride around and snap some pics of the country side. Really, I’ve never seen anything like it… The mountain views alone make the trip worth while and I’d happily do it again soon.
Cost of Living 5/5
Quality of Life 3/5
Da Lat, Vietnam – Single Man’s Paradise Rating 10/15
Da Lat is a great little city. It’s regarded as the “The City of Eternal Spring.” If you want to live in South East Asia but you can’t stand the heat, noise and pollution then Da Lat is the best spot I’ve found thus far. It’s still in Vietnam, so you can still get run over by a clapped out Honda Dream if you’re not paying attention… But overall it’s a peaceful, laid back city.
Just be warned… It’s small and it’s very quiet. Most people are home and in bed by 10pm… You NEED a girlfriend if you’re going to live there. My advice is to treat it as a nice get away with the woman you care about.
Have you been to Da Lat? I’d love to hear your thoughts. Please comment below!