Before Dalat we stopped in the town of Buon Ma Thuot. We didn't expect too much besides a small town to use as a base for seeing natural wonders and rest before Dalat. We were pleasantly surprised. Though nothing huge or special, BMT has a great feel to it. The people are friendly and there is much less of the trying to rip you off that other Vietnamese cities have. In addition to all this the town is known for it's coffee. The coffee here was some of the best I've ever had. It's in the area where most of Vietnam's coffee is grown and the local shops take their blends serious. I look forward to one day going back, just for some great coffee.
Here is the grandmother of the hotel we stayed at with me. She was a character and we adored her. Such a loving and funny lady. One day I was working on my bike and she came up behind me and hit me on the head. I turned around and she offered me bread. It sounds maybe harsh, but was very endearing.