Vietnam Day 7: Day Market in Phu Quoc
8:44 am – Breakfast at a fancy pho restaurant aimed towards tourists. Very nice view of the ocean.
9:59 am – Following Toan to a day market in Phu Quoc. They are flying out at 3 pm today, Hai and I are staying through tomorrow (cheaper flight). Looks like it might rain again.
10:17 am – Bustling market full of many fish vendors and about anything else you could ask for. A scooter ran over the back of my flip flop. Crowded.
10:29 am – Toan said he bought 7 Honda motorcycles in Cambodia for $2,000 usd each and sold them for $4,000 usd in Vietnam.
1:20 pm – Card games and relaxing before everyone flies out.
2:33 pm – Trying to catch up on blog posts. Internet is not fantastic on the island, so I have been tethering off of Hai’s phone a bit. Looks like the upcoming week will be mostly work and less adventures, but we’ll see.
5:56 pm – Back in the market for dinner with Hai. Food here is overpriced compared to the mainland. About double the price.
7:30 pm – All of the night craftsmen are out and about. A few woodworkers, a few write your name on a grain of rice, a few make colored sand designs in bottles. Mostly people are selling small trinkets made of shells, rocks and wood from the island. Good margins.
8:15 pm – Walking along the pier. The horizon on the sea is lit up with about 100 green lanterns. They are all squid fishing. Check out the picture, those are ALL squid fisherman. Bonus fisherman on the rocks in front of me. Minutes prior, another pulled a moderately sized stingray out of the water and walked off.