Friday, June 28, 2013

Marble Mountain, DaNang

Our first full day in Hoi An, Tracy and I rented motorbikes and drove the 20-30 minutes to Marble Mountain in DaNang. We went back to Mr. Dung... the same guy that Lenny and I rented bikes from in March. Can't beat $4.00 a day!

I had heard that hiking up Marble Mountain was worth it... but hadn't gotten to it yet while in Hoi An / DaNang... so it was nice to go. The mountain actually wasn't as big as I had envisioned. We were told it would take about an hour to hike up... and an hour to hike down... and temples / caves along the way.

I think we ended up taking maaaybe an hour and a half for the entire roundtrip... from our parked bikes and back.

As we were driving along, almost to the Marble Mountain, a Vietnamese women drove alongside me and said that we are very good drivers! Hahaha. Thanks! ...She lives at Marble Mountain... has a shop filled with marble buddhas and other goods... so we parked at her place and at the end, each bought a little something from her. She was very sweet (and also found a friend to unlock Tracy's bike when she locked the keys in! Ha... we all do that at least once...).

Stylin' guy in sweet pajamas across from the marble shop!

He took the entire front part of the bike off to get to the area where the key pops the boot open...

At the marble shop waiting to get Tracy's purse out of her bike... cute photo  : )

Starting the hike! 
(We were both tired and out of breath after about 5 steps... let's blame it on the heat)  : P

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