Friday, August 5, 2011

Phu Quoc

Phu Quoc is paradise! Beautiful white sand beaches and bright blue water.

I arrived yesterday morning. The scuba diving company that was supposed to pick me up in the morning completely forgot me (cue the nasty online reviews!) but within 5 minutes of yelling at the owner, I was on the back of a local's motorbike chasing down a snorkeling trip that had already left. Zooming down the unpaved roads, I was seriously hoping the the man's pink helmet that said "lovey bear" would not be the last thing I'd ever see. Luckily, I arrived in one piece and headed out on the boat.

The visibility was terrible so it turned out to be a good thing I didn't spend the day diving. We stopped to fish and it turns out that I completely lack my grandfather's fishing skills (as if that wasn't clear from my failure to catch anything at a trout farm when iwas little). I did try the sea urchin that someone grabbed off the bottom. I maintain that sea urchin tastes like low tide. I also ate this water snail that someone found. I should probably book my appointment for a parasite check when I get back.

An Asian woman on the tour went swimming in full on shirt and shorts. The white t-shirt that said "dignity" did not hold up well in water with no swimsuit beneath it. Dignity fail.

I stayed at this fabulous little hotel (moon resort) in a beach bungalow right on the water. I spent the morning at the beach reading the hunger games (since I'm 14) which I'm totally loving. Thanks for the tip steph! I never wanted to leave, but I'm now at the airport headed to nha trang!


  1. Sara, my dear...I told you to read the Hunger Games 2 years ago! Luckily, you still have time to complete the trilogy before the movie version comes out!

  2. Also, it's good to hear this vacay is living up to expectations. Please don't eat anything too exotic...the stomach flu is not an appropriate weight loss plan, especially in foreign countries where access to public restrooms and toilet paper may be limited.

  3. Hunger Games shout out- I love it! We are all still 14 let's be real. I am so enjoying your blog! Catching up on it all in one sitting- very entertaining madame.