Spicy Chicken Curry in Phu Quoc

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It is so nice to get back into the warm weather, The sun is shining (for the most part) in Phu Quoc island and we are really enjoying getting some beach time.

We arrived on the first day of Tet so lots of places are closed, and the ones that are open are really fully booked. We did get lucky though and managed to bag what seems like the last room on the island, in a nice guest house next to the beach.

Our first evening was the first official day of Tet, the vietnamese new year, and the locals were throwing a big party in the town. Lots of sea food, beers, fireworks and even a stage with some of the biggest names in Viet pop, apparently.

We’ve also had a couple of days exploring the island by motorbike along almost deserted dirt paths.

This was really good fun, although we did get lost a little bit, but lots of friendly locals pointed us in the right direction, for the appropriate remuneration. There were lots of narrow wooden bridges to cross and the roads keep changing from dual carriageways to narrow dirt tracks and back again every 100m.

The island is full of really cool dogs as well, they are kind of feral ridgebacks that have only recently been domesticated and are still half wild. They have really sharp teeth and claws, but look really cute.

Only fly in the ointment is that Bert has had his first experience of Delhi belly on the trip, and our room currently smells like a c-diff ward in the hospital. I may not be the most popular traveller on our lengthy journey to Cambodia tomorrow.

Curry of the day – Despite it’s name, this was not at all spicy, pretty bland and coconuty Thai style curry 2/5

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