Sunday, April 26, 2009


Gem and Mum - you were asking for pictures. Here is one of our gym!

A night on the river

We went to Kim (in the white flowery dress) and Helen's birthday last night. It was a really relaxed evening. I didn't drink much as I didn't want to undo the hard work at the gym over the past couple of days - I have 5 pounds to shift! Gareth and I had food at the Mekong Merchant - a really good outdoor place in An Phu (area near our school) then walked over the The Boat House, by the river, where Kim and Helen had designed their own cocktails. It was a quiet evening and not too much of a late night. I know it looks like I have no top on in one picture - unfortunate angle!
We only have 3 days of work this week, then a 4 day weekend. I think I can make it through! Last week's early mornings were a bit painful and a shock to the system. Then only 8 more weeks then home - hooray!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Excess packaging?

They just love it in Vietnam: Brie in foil, in a tin, in a box, in a plastic container...

One more week

These are some photos we took on the day we left Phu Quoc. It's so nice to get back from holiday and still have another week to relax at home. We normally have to go straight back to school. I have the gym and a visit to the tailor planned today. I bought some really nice printed material in the market yesterday and I want to get a skirt copied along with a couple of tops. I hope they turn out well it's sometimes hit and miss.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Same same

Here are some photos - one of me Gem! We had cocktails on the beach to watch the sunset. Unfortunately it's been really cloudy so not seen the best of it yet. No real news. We've been here almost a week now and have just been reading, sleeping, swimming and eating. It's so relaxing I had no idea what day it was when I woke up. Back to Ho Chi Minh tomorrow but we still have another week of no school. Got some jobs to do and phone calls to make so hopefully it ill be a productive week. Anyway back to my book - the 5th this week!

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

More Snaps

Still chilling out!

Very relaxed not much to say apart that we can't even lift up our arms as we are in such a deep state of relaxation. It is amazing. I have never felt like this before. At night time it's dad quiet - only the sound of the waves - I sleep like log. I've been getting some wedding orgnisation stuff done - by contacting dress shops and the place where we are getting married. All very exiting!

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Beautiful Phu Quoc

I really can't find any words to describe this place. This is true paradise. There isn't a sound except for the sea. There are very few other people here and they are all here to relax. There are no big party bars or hawkers selling clothes along the beach. Just beds, sand and palm trees. If you are looking for an excellent getaway then this is it. I have never been anywhere more perfect in the world. It's definitely a place to bring guests.
The flight was about 50 mins from Saigon. When we landed the plane came right down as if to land on the sea then the runway practically started on the beach. We were picked up at the airport and 10mins later were on the beach. Our room is a 10 second walk on to the sand. The seafood comes in fresh on the boat and we have a fresh lunch of squid, mackerel, crab or prawns with rice. It's very plain but really tasty.
I can't believe that we have been here for 2 days already – I have read 2 books already and have done a lot of sleeping. This is a great holiday. I think this can be our early honeymoon as I know we couldn't find anywhere better. I love it here and don't want to go anywhere else!