As it turns out Buôn Ma Thuột is the coffee capital of Vietnam, so one of the must do items on my list was to visit a coffee farm. Being the demanding tourist that I am, after one of our advanced English lessons, I commented on wanting to check out a coffee farm. Sister Trang beamed and asked if I wanted to see her family farm. I enthusiastically said yes and a few days later we were in a van heading out of Buôn Ma Thuột.
Before we headed to her family’s farm for a tour and lunch, we visited Buôn Đôn, a popular tourist destination in the area. The place was filled with local tourists (as it was the Independence Day), elephant rides, long bridges and performances. After a little visit we headed to Sister Trang’s farm.
Once we arrived, we jumped out of the van and headed into rows of fruit and vegetable plants. We were surrounded by trees growing coffee, peper, custard apple, avocado, bushes of ginger, cacti like plants sprouting with dragonfruit. It was definitely a highlight of our round the world tour of awesomeness. Every where we looked there was a different tree growing something delicious The dirt was a bright orche and the leaves were luscious green. I smiled, giggled and asked so many questions. I felt like a kid on Christmas morning. It was simply awesome.