I had saved a walk here in Phu Quoc that looked interesting that would let me see part of the island I had not seen before. I could walk through the non touristy areas, see small markets and stores, and luckily an electronics store because the lightning cables seem to not last long being packed and used a lot. I found a store and bought a 2m cable for about 150k VND. If it lasts 6 months, its all good!
Then I decided to take another road which was through kind of a less traveled area and the rain held off. Then finally over a bridge to take me back to the area I stay in. I can tell when I get the walk in that makes me feel best and I had not been able to for a few days so I felt rather uncomfortable and irritable. Even more irritable than I normally am on a given day. I also did not carry the FujiFilm Camera because its not water resistant and I don’t feel like losing a camera body to water damage.
I reached this bridge I was curious about after seeing it on Google Maps. Either side looked like this. You can tell that its rainy season by the look of those grey skies.
After crossing the bridge, I was back in familiar places since I had walked there before. I did see a rather remarkable Karaoke establishment on my way back right before a torrential downpour started and I had to take shelter under the awning of a closed building.
Pretty darned incredible! That is some building.
The rain really came down for about 30 minutes and then I was able to reach the hotel again but I was still soaked. It does not really matter though.
Tonight I will go back to this really nice Bun Cha place I visited before and also stop at the night market and get a oversized t-shirt for a friend in Ho Chi Minh City that likes to wear huge t shirts. It must be yellow and say Phu Quoc on it :-).
I also will start getting my stuff together and packed up this afternoon and evening and go out in the morning for a last walk here. I really don’t like missing days and the way Sunday is being a transit day I will probably not walk all that much.
Maybe next blog post will be from Da Nang or I will write something about HCMC when I get back for a night. Hard to say.