Last Days On Phu Quoc

Just a few photos of the last couple of days that Snells and I spent on the lovely island of Phu Quoc; we left there on Tuesday morning to fly to Da Nang, which was a two flight journey………… from Phu Quoc to Ho Chi Minh City, and after a 2 hour turnaround in HCMC the flight from there to Da Nang.

The flight from Phu Quoc to HCMC with Vietnam Airlines was a bit different, it was in a ATR 72-500, which is a 68 seater, twin engined turboprop; its two six bladed propellers can only achieve a top speed of 300mph, so the journey to HCMC took an hour, compared with the 35 minutes it took in a jet when we flew to the island…………….

Above and below, Long beach on Phu Quoc where our very nice, cheap little hotel was………it was just back from the beach and so had no beach frontage, but we slipped a few thousand dong to the sun-bed attendant at this upmarket hotel and secured a couple of sun-beds and towels everyday…………as you do !!

 

Below are a few shots from the night market, where we ate on many occasions………over 100 metres in length, with about 20 food stalls selling fantastic fresh food which you could watch them cooking; the place was buzzing with sounds, colour and frenetic activity late into the evening

 

 

 

Above and below, on our last day, we took a trip the beautiful Sao Beach, on the south eastern tip of the island………..it was a bit of a trek, but well worth it to spend the day on the soft white sand and enjoy the sea that was refreshingly cooler for swimming in, than at Long Beach on the west coast………

 

Above…………………. with his boyish good looks and endearing personality, Snells on Sao beach, proving that he is still very much a “Totty magnet”

And below…………don’t forget where you are; a couple of tattered Vietnamese national flags on Sao beach……..

We are now safely in the historic port town of Hoi An after our flights to Da Nang and a taxi ride………….stay tuned !!

 

6 thoughts on “Last Days On Phu Quoc

  1. Grapes hello, have just caught up. Boy you have been busy. You are a dab hand with a camera, plenty of stuff to snap I know but you can definitely do my next wedding.
    My only complaint is why doe’s the blog have to be upside down? I was half way through before I realised. Have I missed a trick or is there a fortune waiting for anyone who can write a program so it adds on at the top?
    I have to say it is all stunning and it appears there is no shortage of bright paint in SE Asia. The face masks are a worry…… Singapore OK but surely not…..
    If you do go to Koh Samui I hope you are not disappointed, I think you are right about there being no airport on Koh Chang.
    I am not sure what sort of a living you could make for your family, pushing a fresh fruit cart around Newcastle on a wet Wednesday in December.
    Peace&Love
    Wally.

    • Thanks Wally………………………nice to know that you have tuned in…………………I will happily do your next wedding, and your funeral, as I am sure that the two will be inextricably linked…………………

      Compliments on the photos much appreciated, although I think that the somewhat disproportionate investment that I made in the compact Leica V-Lux 40 that I am using is mostly responsible for the quality…

      I’m not too sure what you mean about the blog, when I log on, it shows the latest posting at the top and as you scroll down it shows previous postings in historical order !!

      I have my reservations about Samui, but I have booked a week at the Imperial Boathouse, to coincide with when Simon and Wa are there, so that might cocoon me from the commercialism that has obviously swamped this beautiful island…………………

  2. Hi! It’s nice to see that Wally is enjoying your blog! Did nephew manage to get that girl off his back! You look like you are enjoying yourselves,and did you eat any of those bugs! Lots of love x

    • Thanks Liz………………yes, finally got that girl off of Snells back…………………but it was no easy task, eventually I had to pay several million Dong to have her surgically removed so that we could leave the island !!

  3. Great photos grapes especially of nephew, more importantly Australia have just won the toss and elected to bat in the 1st test in Brisbane..wonder what buncy is muttering right now as we await the first ball..

    Loving the blog and hoping to bump into you end of jan in goa in benaulim.

    Safe travels and always pay them to leave..xx

    Pledge x

    • Thanks Pledge……………… I have Just woken up, it is 07.30 here in Hoi An; good to hear from you, and pleased that you are following and enjoying the blog……………………Aussies 29 for 1 and Warner looking in danger of a big score !!

      Yes mate, a good shot of Neph on the beach, he didn’t want to leave, I had to drag him kicking and screaming to the Airport !!