Biking through the mountain road

2015-06-06 12.13.30Biking through the mountain road is to see how small I am
All the slopes to go up, then go down
The wind, the fresh air and the sunlights – I expose my body to the good of nature
I feel no pollution, no rush and no pressure
I feel myself – free and wild
Hello to the green of grass and trees
Hello to the blue of the sky together with the white of the clouds
Hello to all the paths with dust, rocks and bushes
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Phu Quoc – North region – 5 things discovered in my trip

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Hasn’t been satisfied with just the South part of Phu Quoc yet, I came back to the island, and this time, to the North

1. Speed limit: It took us 35 minutes to fly from Saigon to Phu Quoc, but believe it or now, it took us an hour to go from the airport to our resort. Taxi drivers in Phu Quoc really obey the speed limit. I noticed this not just once. Feeling safe – yes. Feeling annoyed – YES. Main roads in Phu Quoc are new and wide open, but the speed limit is just 40 km/h in town – bleh.

2. Accommodation & beach:this time, we stayed at Coco Palm resort at Ong Lang beach. I personally really like this resort. Rooms for guests are located in a well designed and maintained garden of tropical trees. All of them face the beach. They have one of the best beaches in Phu Quoc. The beach has white and soft sand. It is so pure and clear that you can see what are under the water. It’s right next to the fancy Mango Bay resort in walkable distance, either along the beach or following the road, for dinner or other facilities. Some bad comments about this resort are (i) poor quality of food provided and (ii) there was no pick-up service available for us. But guys – the beach is really amazing. Boat tours do drop customers at this beach for them to swim!

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Phu Quoc – South region – 7 things discovered in my trip

IMG_14171. Tours: Phu Quoc island is divided to 3 regions: the South, the Center and the North. The tours are sold according to such division also. If you are not interested in fishing & snorkeling, using tour agency is not much helpful in my personal experience. The tour agenda is the same for all agencies and can be found anywhere. You can do the visit yourself because locations are easy to reach.

2. Beach: Phu Quoc has beautiful shores. I was only in Phu Quoc long enough to discover the South of the island. Sao beach is a beautiful beach where the long coast is filled with white sands and gentle slop to the sea. Following dirt roads to the entrance, you might feel it is strange when the entrance of the beach is the entrance of the restaurants. Do not hesitate to enter, even though you might just want to enjoy the beach. You can rent a bench for VND200k, or a hammock for VND100k to secure a place to rest in the shadow. Or you can also just lay down on the beach for free and enjoy. Watch out for jelly fish when planning your trip to Phu Quoc. The beach in front of my resort was filled with jelly fish when I was there. Not all jelly fish makes you feel itchy, that is the good thing. However, the feeling of having jelly fish everywhere when you are under the water is kinda gross. Continue reading “Phu Quoc – South region – 7 things discovered in my trip”