Phu Quoc Island – Vietnam

The easiest place to hop on over to from where I was in Cambodia was Phu Quoc island, the much-disputed territory between Cambodia and Vietnam.

When I mentioned to people that I was going there, it was met with appreciative gasps and “ooh I hear it’s beautiful there.”

And well, some small parts of it were lovely in a way.

Like Bai Sao beach…

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With its clear blue water, white sand and just out of shot, piles of black bin bags full of smelly rubnish and sand flies lurking ready to bite you.

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Unfortunately, most of what I saw in Phu Quoc was mass development of hotel complexes and discarded plastic floating in the water.

I had high hopes to tick something off my bucket list and see some bioluminescent plankton, but alas, it was not meant to be!

My hostel was quite nice with a lovely pool to relax by which compensated for the lack of anything pretty or interested in the surrounding area.

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I decided to not stay more than a few days and set my sights on Ho Chi Minh.

As luck would have it, I bumped into a travel buddy from Laos at the pier as we waited for the ferry which cheered me up from the disappointment of Phu Quoc.

Ah well, onwards and upwards!

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