We Spent July 4th at Ba Na Hills Amusement Park in Da Nang
…and then we recorded this podcast.
On July 4th we recorded this episode after spending the day at Ba Na Hills amusement Park. We had a blast! We took a car out of Da Nang city and into the mountains to the cable car (gondola) at the base of BaNa Hill. From there we rode to the top of the mountain to explore the whimsical Faux French Village at the top!
It felt like a day at Disney World, but with a lot of interesting and mind boggling cultural differences to learn about. I think this was almost more like a Magic School Bus Adventure…. highly educational, extremely entertaining, and a little trippy.
IN THIS EPISODE WE’LL:
Recap our day at Sunworld Ba Na Hills, Da Nang, Vietnam
Update you on all the shit we’ve been doing since our last episode. (Spoiler: We stay in most nights like complete nerds….)
Tell you about our interesting night life…aka what netflix shows we’ve been watching
Reveal our trashy summer TV obsession
Get pulled into hundreds of tourists’ selfies
Discuss expectations and differences between Sunworld Da Nang Wonders “Asia Park” and Sunwold Ba Na Hills
Learn the difference between bassoon and tuba…tuba impression included!
Take a Vietnamese drivers-ed class…BUMPER CARS
Discover some cultural differences between Asian tourists and Western tourists
Get an animatronic lesson in dinosaur anatomy
Hang out with a real monkey in a fake french village
and so much more….
KEEP SCROLLING FOR PHOTOS AND VIDEOS MENTIONED IN THE PODCAST
Have you seen this yet?
We recently released our Koh Phangan, Thailand Guide, and if you’re planning a trip to Thailand, you should definitely get our free e-book!
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THE SUNWHEEL AT SUNWORLD DA NANG WONDERS
BA NA HILLS CABLE CAR…THE LONGEST CABLE CAR IN THE WORLD!
THE BUDDHA HANDS BRIDGE
PHOTO SETUPS AT BA NA HILLS
ACTORS COVERED IN BROWN MAKEUP… LISTEN TO THE EPISODE FOR OUR REACTION TO THIS SENSITIVE TOPIC
BUMPER CARS, NOT MUCH BUMPING GOING ON
A REAL LIVING MONKEY AMONG FAKE DINOSAURS
PULSATING DINOSAUR BUTTHOLE?
A LESSON ON CULTURAL DIFFERENCE AND INVISIBLE BOUNDARIES
VIEW FROM ABOVE BA NA HILLS AT THE CAMPANILE
ROBOTIC BELL RINGER
ADVENTURE TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH MIRROR ROOM
GIANT PAC MAN
TOWER DROP RIDE
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Here are some links and fun stuff that we mentioned in this episode:
Check out our Digital Nomad’s Guide to Koh Phangan, Thailand
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Intro Music: “Rollercoaster of Love” by the Red Hot Chili Peppers
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