Da Lat to Buon Ma Thuot – Leg 3

Da Lat to Buon Ma Thuot – Leg 3

Posted by on May 8, 2013 in Da Lat to Buon Mat Thout - Leg 3 | 0 comments

Da Lat to Buon Ma Thuot – Leg 3

(Click on the above image to see a reduced version of the map) Leg 3: Da Lat to Buon Ma Thuot – STATISTICS Total Distance: 249km (156 miles) Total Duration: 8hrs, 35min Total Moving Duration: 7hrs, 20min Average Pace: 34kmph Max Elevation: 1556m Current Elevation: 443m The next leg was going to take me from the idyllic city of Da Lat to Buon Ma Thuot a destination that I assumed was going to be a one horse town but turned out to be a rambling city of over 300,000 people. Consulting trusty Google and the locals my suggested route was to...

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Buon Ma Thuot Review

Posted by on May 7, 2013 in Buon Ma Thuot Review, Vietnam Blog | 2 comments

Buon Ma Thuot Review

For me Buon Ma Thuot, or just Buon Ma, was to be a simple two night stop off before I tackled in earnest the start of the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Buon Ma, at 300,000, is the largest city and provincial capital of both coffee in Vietnam and the Central Highlands district. As interesting as these facts are Buon Ma Thuot won’t be remembered by me for any of them – rather it will be remembered for the case of the missing phone. THE CASE OF THE MISSING PHONE: Given Buon Ma is the supposed coffee capital of Vietnam I indulged in a number of...

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