Friday, March 19, 2010

On to Dalat...

This is Olivia again, I got an email from mom today (She seems to have some limited access) so I thought I would post what she sent:

I am in Dalat. Yesterday, I found my home here...Took many pictures...I am unbelievably thrilled that it is still here. Finding everything is like an emotional reunion with my childhood...I also found my school...Found the block with my best friend's home. I will go back to look further tomorrow. I took a jeep ride to some peaks that we use to hike, to look out over the Dalat area. It was very pretty.

Also went to a fabulous pagoda...Buddist...Met a monk that gave me some information. He was an interesting man..spoke softly and little but was quite engaging...I would say that he was American many years ago. I did basic supermarket etc. Today I go on a group tour...just will see general places...Most will be places from my memory bank. I have not done the market yet...but will in the next couple of days.

I'm having a great time...Everything is exceeding my expectations...


  1. Thank you for the update, Olivia! It is great to hear she is having such a wonderful time ... and, that she has limited Internet access.

    Some folks who also lived in Dalat, in the days of their youth, and attended the Dalat school will be happy to see pictures and hear all about Dalat and their old school there - I'm sure!

    Thank you for keeping everyone update on your mom's travels. Very much appreciated by all, I'm sure!

  2. Judy, what a thrill it is to see that home in Dalat! The memories are good there. Love the photos!