Heya guys! I’m back after so long being absent in the blogging world!! Continuing my story and blogging once again about our Da lat Vietnam escapade, All the crew started the beautiful morning with some yummy breakfast! As usual I had my fried eggs veggies and Vietnamese bread. It was indeed a wonderful weather for me! Eating our breakfast just beside the lake is such a nice and fun view to eat together with your friends and family!


This was the nearest Swan ride just beside us while we were eating that time! There’s a restaurant called the Bluewater Restaurant and their food was so yummy! This lake as well is the first thing you will see if ever you’re going to visit Da lat Vietnam.

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So the story goes, and yes! Da lat Vietnam is also known as The Paris of Vietnam! Obviously having this really cute tower and that round-about for cars is indeed a feeling like you’re in Paris! Well, I’ve never been to Paris or any part of the nearest place I can be but Indeed this place as well is very romantic for those love birds who’s in for a honeymoon and very romantic place to explore. Seeing really nice big bunch of flowers, Cool nice breeze, Yummy foods and of course very clean place is the way to go!


So lucky to have this photo taken with our friend Allan. One of the family and our friends as well booked their hotel just right where you can see the whole Da lat Vietnam gorgeous view! The round about, The lake and The small Paris Tower is way too cool seeing just outside of their Balcony!


Love strawberries? Yeah! After the nice lovely breakfast, and picture-taking of the views from our friends hotel balcony, Here we are picking the ever fresh and so sweet strawberries I’ve ever had!


I’m not fond of strawberries or anything berries, But living in a healthy way now I have bunch of them inside our fridge! Here’s my daughter so happy picking her own strawberries trying to fill in the box she’s holding.


Mommy daughter time again! Still picking strawberries! Sorry for the so awkward picture of me holding my iPhone every time! I was trying to get some video! Because it’s gonna be so long again till we can visit this place once again.


The whole Vietnamese crew picking some strawberries as well! Not just me! They’re even eating the strawberries right away after they picked them! That’s how so yummy the fresh picked fruits are!


Oh! Before we arrived to the strawberry farm, We noticed this cute little houses from far away. We thought it was the Farmers houses or something else, But then We all figured out it is a small cemetery just right before the strawberry farm! Kinda creepy to think that I’m eating the strawberries just near from the cemetery Too late to realise haha!


                      All the crew lining up to go get in the car and start our journey again!!

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On our way to somewhere I don’t know what to call this place. Allan and I was so eager to see this really big buddha we saw when we visited the Flower Park. Lucky we were on the same road going back to our hotels. We did went up to the hill to see the buddha and surprisingly we saw some tourists as well!


Mimi praying to the Buddha with Ashlee looking up as well. She was supposed to follow Mimi but then maybe because she was so shy or She didn’t get the detail of what Mimi were doing. It’s just amazing though, that the whole trip They were both happily playing doing a bit of sign languages, Because Mimi cannot speak english that much yet. How wonderful kids are! Interesting kids.


The entrance going up the hill to the big Buddha! We thought that cars aren’t allowed to go up but then we’re half way the hill already when motorbikes and tourist vans started to come down haha! Too late for us!


Mimi’s father and a great Vietnamese friends of ours praying to the buddha. Mr. Long is such a good father and a husband! His family is great to be with accompanying us whenever we go and visit Vietnam. His family will make sure to entertain us every time we’re there! He owns a very nice restaurant and Very good food too! Thanks for letting us ride your car as well! Up all the way in Da lat Mountains and around Ho Chi Minh. Such a great memories to remember always. Thanks guys! God bless! xx




  • http://thepurpledoll.net Sumi Go

    Love the photos sis! It felt like you were touring us to the places you got to see :D Anyway, hope to visit Vietnam myself in the future ^^

  • http://mrsmartinezravesandrants.blogspot.com MrsMartinez

    Have you tried Vietnamese sandwiches while you were there?


  • http://animetric.blogspot.com animetric

    Oh, Vietnam looks surprisingly picturesque.

  • nabuagermeline

    wow the views are just amazing plus the camera that is able to take it at wide angle.

    • http://twitter.com/tauyanm Mary Jane Tauyan

      thanks dear! xx

  • http://www.oneproudmomma.com EihdraG

    Their cemetery is so organized and really looked like small houses on the hill.. 

    • http://tauyanm.com/ Mary jane Tauyan Fitzsimmons

      yup so cute! hhe

  • docbien

    the strawberry farm reminds me of the same in La Trinidad, Benguet

    • http://twitter.com/tauyanm Mary Jane Tauyan

      i know!! they look awesome! xx

  • Hazel

    Thanks for the cemetery photo. Against normal people, I’m weird to be interested in graveyards, cemeteries, things along this stuff. Like you I’m not a fan of strawberries either, but yeah we all need to get some healthy food in our system so …. eat we will :)

    • http://twitter.com/tauyanm Mary Jane Tauyan

      hhaah my sisters the same! your not alone dear! she collects skulls and all creepy things! xx

  • earlie

    Wow so clean and so beautiful…it is amazing how vietnam has transformed a war-torn country of the 60′s into a flourishing economy of this century..there are so many things that our government could learn from vietnam..

    beautiful photos..

    • http://twitter.com/tauyanm Mary Jane Tauyan

      yes indeed! they are getting ahead of us we should be ahead though since philippines speaks english well unlike vietnam not so many people do! xx

  • Maria Estrella Ledesma

    Seeing these pictures it is hard to imagine that Vietnam was ever at war in the 60′s till the 70′s.  They have recovered well!

    • http://twitter.com/tauyanm Mary Jane Tauyan

      i know! indeed! we actually talked to some veterans from war before visiting vietnam again. xx

  • kikomaxxx

    how nice yung place :)

    • http://twitter.com/tauyanm Mary Jane Tauyan

      salamat! xx

  • http://thetravellingfeet.com/ doi

    wow! di ko pa nasubukan mag strawberry picking. i bet ang sarap mamitas ng mga strawberries sabay subo sa pinitas mo. hehehe

    • http://twitter.com/tauyanm Mary Jane Tauyan

      yes!! msar nga haha!! I’m sure u can try it someday!! thanks! xx

  • http://trunklocker.blogspot.com/ ralph

    at first, i thought you where in the philippines, particularly baguio city… very similar…  except for the buddhas.  lovely place. thanks. Yahweh bless.

    • http://twitter.com/tauyanm Mary Jane Tauyan

      maraming salamat!! xx

  • GilCamporazo

    The first time that I saw a strawberries plantation was in our little Baguio here in our place, Guintubdan. I love eating them.

    • http://twitter.com/tauyanm Mary Jane Tauyan

      yeah! wish i could visit someday as well!! slmt po! xx

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000157210451 Mick Velasco

    I’ve never been to Vietnam but all the pictures gave me idea of what’s in there!! Parang nag-travel na din ako!! Looks like you’re really having a great time!! That’s good!

    • http://twitter.com/tauyanm Mary Jane Tauyan

      aww! thanks po!! hoping u can visit vietnam one day as well! xx

  • Noks Sosa I SiningFactory.com

    Wow! The strawberry place looks like that one in Baguio City. It looks so amazing. I wish I can visit the place too. :)

    • http://twitter.com/tauyanm Mary Jane Tauyan

      i wish i can visit baguio din! xx

  • http://markpogi0121.blogspot.com/ mark pogi

     Never been to Paris nor Vietnam but given the oportunity, I’d love to take my family there. ^_^

    • http://twitter.com/tauyanm Mary Jane Tauyan

      surely do dear!! hope u can visit one day also! xx

  • http://missgennd.blogspot.com/ MissGennD

    That’s one cute cemetery there! Ohh shhtrawberries!! I wish I have a farm of those lovely fruits~

    • http://twitter.com/tauyanm Mary Jane Tauyan

      i know!! love strawberries as well! xx

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gigi-Celemin-Beleno/100000123723283 Gigi Celemin-Beleno

    I just love fresh strawberries! It seems your daughter enjoyed her picking escapades.

    • http://twitter.com/tauyanm Mary Jane Tauyan

      yeah! indeed she enjoyed the whole trip a lot!! xx

  • http://gemsdaily.blogspot.com/ Gemma| My Dailies

    it must have been a “worth it” day for you!!!! would love to do the same… travel travel and just enjoy each countries’ uniqueness! i was thinking of greece when i saw the pic.. and read cemetery lol

    • http://twitter.com/tauyanm Mary Jane Tauyan

      hahah! yeah! its cemeteries! but cute though right? xx

  • https://www.facebook.com/ronleyba Ron Leyba

    Wish I can visit the place as well! Pretty clean surroundings! Love the fresh fruits as well!

    • http://twitter.com/tauyanm Mary Jane Tauyan

      i know!! hope u can visit soon! xx

  • marrimye

    Going to places such beautiful as this and having your loved ones around…
    just priceless and very memorable as well.

    • http://twitter.com/tauyanm Mary Jane Tauyan

      i know indeed priceless!! a worth trip to remember xx! 

  • Mae Oliva

    The place is really organized and clean, even there cemetery. I want to visit a Buddhist temple some day. Never though Vietnam would prosper (ahead of the Philippines). 

    • http://twitter.com/tauyanm Mary Jane Tauyan

      i know!! indeed vietnam is ahead of us i guess hhaha i love how clean the place is also! xx

  • Ivy Ilagan

    oooh. what a pretty young mom you are! I love berries mainly because wala masyadong ganon sa Pilipinas. hehe. What was your overall budget when vacationing in Vietnam if I may ask?

    • http://twitter.com/tauyanm Mary Jane Tauyan

      Hi dear!! sorry but i wasn’t able to calculate all the money we spent or all our budget since most of the time its half half paid with our friends as well I’m not very familiar with vietnam dong as well. xx

  • http://travel-on-a-shoe-string.blogspot.com/2011/06/rizal-150-years-old.html Cha

    Wow naman ang ganda pala sa Vietnam, sana ay payagan na ako ng aking manggagamot na muling mag byahe para maranasan ko muli ang kaligayahan sa pagtuklas ng mga lugar na minsan ko lamang maabot.

    • http://twitter.com/tauyanm Mary Jane Tauyan

      geez! hope you can travel very soon dear! all for the best! stay safe! xx

  • http://www.mycomingsandgoings.com/ mhe-anne

    been to Paris and glad to know there’s one a lot closer to go haha (well, not really so close to the real tower which illuminated in thousands of golden lights at night ). and speaking of a prototype, the strawberry farm just reminds me of La Trinidad in Baguio.!!

    • http://twitter.com/tauyanm Mary Jane Tauyan

      haha! i know i hope its as gorgeous as the real paris too! but this one makes me wanting more! xx


  • Mai_Flores

    Hello sis! I just booked my trip to Vietnam this November. How far is Da Lat Vietnam from Ho Chi Minh? I want to book a night there! :)

    • http://twitter.com/tauyanm Mary Jane Tauyan

      maybe spend at least 3 days there dear! it is a nine hour drive if u have your own car. but i bet its more than that if ride a bus.  it is way up to the mountains of vietnam. not very famous to tourists but its darn gorgeous there!! xx

  • unsugarcoatedreviews

    The strawberries reminded me of Baguio. That giant Buddha is glorious ha.

    • http://twitter.com/tauyanm Mary Jane Tauyan

      i wanted to visit baguio too! xx

  • http://www.notingathena.com/ athena bellotindos

    your daughter really looks cute picking up strawberries!
    the only time i like strawberries is when it is a jam already =)

    • http://twitter.com/tauyanm Mary Jane Tauyan

      i hate berries of any kind as well! but now I’m trying to be healthy as! haha cheers! xx

  • Emmerey

    nice shots! :) Hope to go there too :)

    • http://twitter.com/tauyanm Mary Jane Tauyan

      sure is the way to go for a nice holiday! xx

  • Jonathan Diesta

    Vietnam is a place where the French and Asian culture merge.

    • http://twitter.com/tauyanm Mary Jane Tauyan

      indeed true!! xx

  • http://pala-lagaw.blogspot.com/ Francis Balgos

    Picking fresh strawberries feel..
    I had just about this experience in Baguio.
    But I preferred buying instead of picking, but its understandable since it was a nice mother daughter bonding you had. :)

    • http://twitter.com/tauyanm Mary Jane Tauyan

      aww! thanks dear!! xx