Monkey Island (just outside of Nha Trang) is easily in my top ten list of things we did while abroad. While an island filled with wild monkeys may not appeal to all, it’s something that spoke directly to my heart.
Why Visit Monkey Island in Nha Trang?
Once in Nha Trang, the best thing to do is head straight to Monkey Island for some crazy monkey hi-jinks. Turns out, Allison is not the biggest fan of mobs of insane monkeys and Fiona feels much the same way. On the flip side, the boys think Monkey Island is the single greatest tourist destination in the history of mankind, so they head there with bananas, Pringles, and hearts full of love for their little simian friends. This isn’t Disney World- things get tense when alpha monkeys show up hungry for snacks.
The ferry boat out to monkey island is located just north of Nha Trang proper. The boat is only the equivalent of a few US dollars. Passengers are allowed to bring backpacks full of food to feed the monkeys. After your trip to the island, its about a 15 minute ride via motorcycle out to Ba Ho Waterfall.
Planning a Vietnam Motorbike Trip?
Some say Diemer was raised by wolves. Others claim the spirits of the forest played a part. Most however, would agree that he was raised by his parents in a house.
A living oddity, he is one of the few living men who can legally drive a Class A dump truck but also knows why you’d pay more for a full canvas suit.
While blessed with many useless gifts, he is not a man without weakness. To this day he is unable to throw a baseball or “pigskin” in front of others without fear of ridicule.
FAVORITE PLACES: Anywhere best explored on a motorbike: Vietnam, the Philippines, Santorini and Bali.