Here now and now here or nowhere

The title of this blog comes from a play on words that "now here" is also the same letters as "nowhere" just with a space added in the middle. I am always trying to get better at being in the here and now, and I've always been a bit of a joker so that is why I chose this name.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Picnic on the beach and Monkey Mountain

While staying on china beach we planned to go back up the Da Nang coast and check out the giant buddha on Monkey Mountain. Monkey Mountain is a peninsula just off of Da Nang city and was used by the US during the war. Now it's becoming a tourist resort place and parts of the mountain are still shut off by the Vietnamese government.

We visited the temple on Monkey mountain after the visit to the Cham museum (as previously blogged about). In between the museum and mountain we had a little picnic I prepared on the beach. It was a very lovely day.

Kaja helps to set out the picnic on the beach.


i love all the fresh herbs you can get here.

I found a flag and has some fun photogenic moments.


vietnamese fishing boats

a fisher is heading out for the day

now two are off into the wake

fighting over the waves

The giant buddha on Monkey Mountain

they had a bunch of statues of buddha's henchmen on top as well.

To us they seemed more comical than serious.

one row of them, there was another row on the other side.


lotus flower

a fatter buddha in front of the taller thinner buddha

inside the bottom of the tall buddha

the temple at the top

as we drove back home we passed by a bunch of boats sitting in the water as the sun went down. It was such a beautiful and nice day.

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