06-06-06 + 019191 = ??? I don't know... thought it was kinda neat.
This place is absolutely stunning. Beaches after beautiful beaches. I didn't think anything will be much better than Thai beaches off Ko Samui and Ko Pagnan but this is absoultely amazing. The other half of the charm is the the lack of development (at least for now) of most of the island.
Best way to get around the island; motorbiking on the red dirt roads that link the island's several small hamlets. I did a tour of the northen part of the island (130km approx 7hrs incl. swimming and lunch) on a motorbike. There are not much roads so once you get on to the proper one, you don't really get lost. Ofcourse finding the proper road requires some inquiries from the friendly locals along the way.
Hmmm... I guess I should tell you more about myself. I love traveling, it is my favourite thing to do in the entire world. Traveling magnifies the reactions of one's psyche when stimulated by new experiences: some cringe, some exhilarate, and some in between. I'm of the exhilarated type. In fact if I win the lottery, I'll spend the rest of my life living in various countries. (Despite what you may hear from the economists and telecommunication industry propoganda, it is quite a large world. So go out there and experience it.
Less philosophy and more biography:
Burmese-born... full info
DamBiking on the dam there was awsome! water on bothsides of you and you are riding on this 10 foot wide road.
Long BeachThis is what I woke up to everyday. The picture is shot from my varenda of my bungalow. Can't be beat for $9/night.
My Bike!My transporation to/from town and around the island. Russian make and need to crank start the engine evertime but it runs fine once it gets started.
Doung DongMorning market here is a zoo. Hard to manuvere a bike in there.
Beach!There is a beautiful stretch of beach there but we could not figure out how to get there so we just have to admire it from the otherside. Check out the scarf which doubles as face mask for dusty roads and fisherman's hat which provides excellent screen from the sun 360 degrees.
Phou Quoc RoadTypical road on the island. This is actually a good one as the ones up north are much more muddy and bumpy.
Deserted BeachHere is a beautiful and deserted strech of beach. It is the reward for riding 45 min away from town over some interesting obsticles (e.g. 4ft wide bridges w/o safety, mud fields, etc.)
Last shot from my now defunk cameraThis is one of the last shots before water got into my "waterproof" camera. Stupid Pentax. It is under warranty but I'm in Vietnam and warranty is in the US so I bought a second hand Cannon in Saigon to replace it for now. Unfortuantely, this means that I was unable to record other amazing shots during the rest of my trip in Phu Quoc.