Trip Start Jan 31, 2011
297Trip End Dec 15, 2011
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Oh, and the card game the other day? Philipino mafia! There was a poster on the wall in the booking office, which I am not impressed with at all. Don't use TM Brothers Travel, useless, bad value and don't see things through. Even told our guide to ask us for extra money for the transfer from the bus station back to the backpackers, even though really we should have been on a private minibus door to door the entire journey and ended up coming back on a public bus!
So, my mood right now is pretty poor.
09:27 There are lots of little islands on the way to Phuc Quoc, I suppose it's not surprising really, but somehow I am surprised.
18:06 I arrived at the island and found the waiting vultures in the form of taxis
Next I went to Buddy's for lunch where I picked up a map of the island as I have my bike to go exploring on. Just up the road was a Cao Dai Temple, so I had a look in and a guy there let me have a really good explore and I even got up the roof so I could see over the town.
Next I went up to a Pepper farm I saw on my way to the hotel, and had a short look around there.
After that I went back to the hotel and sat on a deck chair on the beach, reading and eventually snoozing after my long night. I went back and washed my clothes and found that ants had found their way into all my bags particularly where I had some food. Little buggers. The way I got round their cunning ways was to put all my food in a dry sac and hang it off the top of my mosquito net pole
I went to the night market for dinner and was slightly surprised when I saw a woman throwing a chair at someone she was shouting at, she actually chased him up the road rethrowing the chair at him! I looked around at the various stalls with sea food and decided on a spot to have dinner - corn on the cob and kebabs with chicken, squid and shrimp on them.
18:56 All of a sudden it got very windy and very cold as the wind whipped at the plastic sheeting over the night Market food stalls.
Then the rain came and I didn't bring my waterproof for the ride home consequently I rode back and got totally soaked - actually standing in my room with water dripping off my trousers!