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!