Please tell me it is not true.....that the journey to HCMC does not take 7 hours on the road!! Aarrrrgh!
Should we fly again? :(
Do you mean by bus from Dalat to Hochiminh city? Last time i was on road more than 7 hours for this trip. Flight is good idea if you don't want to be on bus so long.
If it's from Dalat, then yes fly, it would definitely be better than a 7+ hour road journey.
The long road trip between Dalat and HCMC is a scenic one until you hit the outskirts of HCMC. The last 3 -4 hours of the drive is very slow along a densely populated and heavily congested road where average speed/distance would barely average 15 - 20 klms per hour.Edited: 14 March 2012, 06:32
Thanks for replying. I have finally made the decision to once again get on board a plane to fly to HCMC.
Heard that some passengers get car/bus sick because of the windy road....and I am prone to that so decided not to risk it.
"Heard that some passengers get car/bus sick because of the windy road"
Depends on the driver. I once had one that thought that going uphill and downhill both required one to use a combination of 4th gear and brakes. THAT made me sick. First, and hopefully last time I have to forcefully commandeer a vehicle in Vietnam.
It wasn't the windy road that got me..... it was the driver with his blatant dangerous over taking on blind bends. I don't think I was the only one paying more attention to the road ahead that day. Fly, you'll live longer.
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