Phu Quoc Day #2

Because we went to sleep insanely early at 6:45 p.m. the night before, we woke up at the ungodly hour of 6:00 a.m. on May 25. Fortunately, the breakfast buffet at our resort began at 5:30 a.m. The breakfast buffet was massive and impressive, with a porridge bar, pho bar (choice of chicken or beef with dandelions, fresh basil, lime, etc.), Banh Mi (Vietnamese sandwiches), tons of fruits, pastries, stews, cereal, among other goodies.

We rented a scooter for the day for $7.50 and made our way to Sao Beach. The sky was overcast, but the rain seemed to be taking a break and the weather was very warm. We were so early we beat the crowds and pretty much enjoyed an empty beach for a good hour. I went for a dip in the clear and calm waters. Kyle joined me later and I joked about jellyfish but it stopped being funny when I actually saw a little jellyfish guy with big fat tentacles floating in the water.


I swam and came in and out of the water a few times and doodled angry jellyfish and travel notes in the long-neglected Moleskine journal Lunk gave me years ago. After a couple of hours at Bai Sao, we made our way to Ho Quoc Pagoda, a Buddhist temple at the top of a hill overlooking the ocean. Namo amitabha. 阿彌陀佛!


We tried to go to Pho Saigon again but it was closed yet again (are they ever open?), so we went to Pho Bang, which was delicious.

Later at night, we had a couple of beers at the pool bar then hit up Dinh Cau night market to walk around and have some yummy “spicy bread.”


2 thoughts on “Phu Quoc Day #2

  1. That sounds so fun and interesting. Sue Jump just asked us if we would be interested in going on a Friendly Planet Tour to Vietnam and Cambodia for $3000 a piece, including air fair. But it sounds like everything there is fairly inexpensive. Do you think the $6000 total for the two of us for 16 days (including flight) is too expensive? Love, Mom
    P.S. I love the pictures.


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