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Kilometer 30 126: on otters, waterfalls and silkworms in Dalat

Good that it’s starting to rain, because the waterfalls will be even prettier! – Hania exclaimed in her very own naturally optimistic way. The weather heard and responded: “Oh, just wait to see how pretty I can make the waterfalls for you!”. And it poured.

The rainstorm and the river are my brotheeeers

The heron and the otter are my frieeeeends….

Our rented motorbike took us as far as two kilometers after Dalat, where we found shelter to wait through the sky malfunction. While having the best coffee in the world served half and half with condensed milk, we observed the first waterfall of the day, a stream rambling from the roof onto the concrete. We will soon find out that the chocolate aroma of the beautiful, velvet coffee brew is derived from grains processed by otters.

Have you ever heard the wolf cry to the blue corn moon

Or asked the grinning bobcat why he grinned?

The precipitation decided to calm down slightly, so having purchased stylish heart-patterned raincoats, off we went. Pushed by our hearty sails, we meandered the mountain trails generously sprinkled with brooklets and streams, passed coffee plantations (paired with otter farms) and sunflower fields, reached a visitable silk factory, crossed the woods to get to the waterfalls.

How hiiiigh does the sycamore grow?

If you cut it dooown, then you’ll never knoooow!!!!!!!

Silkworm in action
Kopi luwak, Vietnam edition

The rivers showed us their power and soaked through whatever hadn’t been soaked. We were running under and around the waterfalls and jumping from one rock to another, like two kids splashing around in puddles, singing loudly. Well, okay, I was the one singing…

You can ooown the Earth and stiill

All you’ll own is Earth untiiiiil

You can paaaaaaint with all the coolours of the wiiiiiiiiind…..


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