There are many things about traveling that I love: the feeling of ultimate freedom and not having any plans and responsibilities, meeting new people from different cultures, eating delicious food from tiny street stalls, being able to fit everything I own into a backpack and move to the next exciting place… Something else that definitely stands out for me (I know I said it before in my posts about the Azores and Bohol in the Philippines, but I’ll say it again):
Exploring a place on a scooter!
Ending my Vietnam trip discovering Phu Quoc this way was definitely a good choice and certainly one of the highlights of the month I spend in this amazing country!
Sightseeing Phu Quoc: itinerary day 1 – Southern Loop
Sightseeing Phu Quoc: itinerary day 2 – Western Loop
Sightseeing Phu Quoc: itinerary day 3 – Eastern Loop
This is the ‘normal’ dirt road, but be warned: between Kiki Coconut and Bai Thom there are large stretches of road that are marked as ‘adventure road’. And adventurous it is! Crossing rickety bamboo bridges and dried up streams with huge rocks, we bounced over the road.
We couldn’t help but laughed at our clumsiness, because we encountered several Vietnamese families (four people on a scooter) who did not seem to have any difficulties driving around the countless bumps and potholes:-).
Update November 2017: a reader informed me that unfortunately the adventure road is no more… The road is undergoing construction and will be paved soon. It will make the loop a lot quicker, but also less fun. Hopefully the beautiful views will remain!
Exploring the island on a scooter was very much fun! You can download our 3 day Phu Quoc itinerary below.
I had a fantastic month in Vietnam! Check my posts about the costs of traveling in Vietnam and things to do in Vietnam for more information about traveling in this wonderful country with its impressive history, friendly people and delicious food!