Driving around

Phu Quoc Travel Blog

 › entry 21 of 35 › view all entries
Bai Sao

Americans, do you remember when you were in high school and it was cool to just drive around?  Sadly, I do.  I thought it was forgotton, but today I spent too much time driving around on a motorbike with nothing accomplshed. 

The day started off okay..the free hotel breakfast, which, since my mouth was so dry from drinking the night before, would have been a lot better had it been thrown in a blender and I was able to drink it.  Nothing beats an egg smoothie.  Since I actually saw some sun, I figured its not or never for the elusive Bai Sao, so I headed for it.  When I arrived, I thought that wow, this has been what I have been waiting for.  Crystal clear water, white sand, kilometers of unoccupied beach space.

More Rain
..but then, it started to rain..

I waited it out under a table umbrella with a new found friend and hoped the skies would turn blue again.  I went in once in the rain, which was fun except that I couldn't get out far because of a few jellyfish I saw and ended up being more cold than if I just stayed in the rain.  After about, maybe 30 minutes, the sky cleared and I headed back toward the water which was still clear, sans an area of runoff, but invested with jellyfish.  I don't know about you..but I woudln't like getting stung by a jellyfish, so I just did some elementary level wading. 

I set off with my new friend in search of another beach.  The best part of the day soon occured:  got lots of fresh crab for little vnd.

Sun comes out later on Long Beach
  Yes, it was a glorious find for lunch, a place set kilometers away from everything and disguised as a guizebo disguised as a shed.  We think we even say a women drive up with the food while we were waiting and after we ordered, so that's how fresh it was.  It didn't even matter that I had ordered a seafood hot pot.  

After scoping out a few beaches that didn't meet our tastes, we headed for one at the top of the island.  It was 1:00 when I saw a sign.  I saw that same sign at 3:00.  And, drove the entire time.  The only thing gained in that two hour circle was some additional petrol and a insanely muddy bike from haphazard driving.   

Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!
Bai Sao
Bai Sao
More Rain
More Rain
Sun comes out later on Long Beach
Sun comes out later on Long Beach
Bai Sao
Bai Sao
Bai Sao
Bai Sao
Runoff
Runoff
Night market in Duong Dong
Night market in Duong Dong
Phu Quoc
photo by: Yasuo