Tulip Brewery did not disappoint. They had BIG beers so we ordered a couple and really enjoyed the German lager.
The next day we rented a couple of motorbikes to see the sites outside of Danag. We rode north along the coast and then started climbing Nui Son Tra (Monkey Mountain). First stop was a 220 foot tall statue of what the locals call Linh Ung or Lady Buddha:
After all the days and miles we have spent on motorbikes I was quite surprised that this hasn't happened before, but this is not a great place to have a flat. We are on the top of a mountain with no town anywhere close. Luckily we had a guy to watch the bike, so we used hand signals telling him that we would be going down the mountain and we would return to get the bike. Tim jumped on my back and we rode 4 miles down the mountain. We were able to find a mechanic who loaded up his motorbike with a flat tire kit. I decided to stay back when Tim and the mechanic took up off the mountain. I hung out with the mechanics daughter who loved practicing talking English with me
Remember how our bikes struggled to get up the hill...well..with two of us on the bike there was no way it was going to make every incline. There was at least 5 times that I had to jump off the back of the bike and run up the hill before jumping back on. After an exhausting run/ride we made it to Tim and the mechanic who was struggling with the tire.
The issue was that he could not get the wheel off so he decided to try to patch the tube instead of replacing it. The next issue is that the rear wheel has been stuck on the bike for so long that the tube had at least 5 patches on it already. As a matter of fact, it was determined that there wasn't a new hole....it was a patch that leaked. This mechanic worked on the bike for at least an hour before finally determining that it was ready to ride down the hill. He stuck with us making me feel like he was questioning if his new patches would hold. I really do think he was surprised when we made it back to his shop where there were a bunch of new customers waiting so he got straight to work: