Month: December 2017

Seeing the sights in Ho Chi Minh City district 1

Our morning started off with an Uber ride to the markets Chinatown. The market was very busy, loud, and crowded. You could barely get one person through each isle and couldn’t really stop unless you were going to buy something due to the vendors pressuring you to buy something. We got an Uber to The ...

The good, the bad, and the ugly

We usually stay away from tourist package activities, but we felt that on Phu Quoc it was the best way to see things before we left. The locations on the island are difficult to find and near impossible to find on your own. We paid our guide $45 for 8 hours of driving us around ...

Trouble in paradise

Let me start by saying I’m writing this about Phú Quốc island. The island is currently undergoing massive construction, a population boom, and redevelopment of existing properties into larger, more upscale resorts and western restaurants. With the exception of the Long Beach area, the island is covered in trash and construction debris. It is truly ...

Day in the life on Long Beach, Phú Quốc

We started with a Vietnamese style breakfast near our hotel (away from the beaches). After a breakfast of Vietnamese rice, pho, and coffee all for $4 we bought some pineapple for $1 and headed to the beach. Mind you, you can get that from the resorts at the beach but should plan to spend $20 ...

Motor bike rental and Phú Quốc exploration

Our first full day on the island we rented a motor bike from our hotel for $7. They will want your passport but will accept other forms of ID if you are persistent. Also, cash is king and an ample cash deposit (VND1,000,000) will usually substitute for a passport. We had to fill it with ...

Phú Quốc Night Market

After arriving and settling into our hotel we made our way to the night market. We ended up arriving a little early. If you wait until the sun goes down the market is more lively. The first night we started with 1 pineapple juice and 1 mango smoothie for $3.00. After that we had 2 ...

Ho Chi Minh City to Phú Quốc

We took an Uber from our place to the airport in Ho Chi Minh City for about $3.50. The driver dropped us at the international terminal, which we found out later. The domestic terminal is the second building. We were taking a Vietnam Airlines flight, which comes with a free checked bag so we got ...

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