Dalat is about 5000 feet elevation and is said by the locals to have 4 seasons each day. We went to one of the thousands of greenhouses where flowers are grown for market in Vietnam and other countries mostly in Asia.
Roses tend to be a substantial earner because a single plant will last 19 years. And for certain holidays the grower can depend on selling all his roses. Valentines Day is one of those holidays.
From the greenhouses we went to a village which is supported in part by the nonprofit that is connected to OAT. This is an example of a village of hill people forced to move out of the jungle because they used slash-and-burn techniques for their agriculture which when populations increase tends to degrade the environment. However on our way to the village we past two fires in the trees which were probably started by local people.
Our next stop was a weasel farm. Weasel coffee is considered a great delicacy. In other cultures it could calledbe called covet
When we got back to town some of us went around the corner from our hotel to see the “crazy house”. The photo above was taken through one of the torturous concrete fake vines that cascade through the place. You can rent a room here for a price from US 30 to 80 dollars. The architect owner lived in an adjacent part of the compound. I