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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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.”

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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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