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 ...

Tao Dan Park and Bird Cafe

We started our morning with yoga at 6:00 am and were out the door by 7:00 am. Down the street from our place was a stall serving what I have come to know as Vietnamese rice. This usually consists of pork, egg, vegetables (like cucumber and tomato), and rice. This place also had shrimp so ...

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Endless Shrimp and Beer on the Mekong

After some rest we decided to visit the Emperor Jade Pagoda. It was a 1.7 mile walk from our guest house. This place is an actively used religious sight and was interesting to see, but we probably only spent 5 minutes walking around. There were lots of incense sticks, candles, and statues. We decided from ...

Famous Landmarks in Ho Chi Minh City

We arrived in Vietnam and were settled into our guest house late last night around 1:00 am. We woke up around 6:00 am ready for some breakfast. We left around 7:00 am for the Ben Thanh Market. This market has just about everything you would want from fresh meat and seafood to souvenirs. The market ...

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