Troi oi – Boonies

Ahhh can’t believe how quickly the two summer camps came and ended. I seriously wish I had the energy and brainpower to blog about it while it was happening, but it was too difficult. I was up at 5:30am and got back to the hotel at about 9-9:30pm or 10 the latest everyday for 8 days straight. By the time I got back, all I wanted to do was shower and knock out. So please forgive my lack of updates. It was seriously the highlight of my trip so I will do a post on it shortly.

Right now I am supposed to be on an island called Nam Du. But a series of unfortunate events happened so we did not make it out to any island. We seriously spent 3 days just travelling… on all forms of transportation – from motorbikes to boats to buses – but ended no where really worthwhile. My coworker’s friend said he’s been to Nam Du and tickets shouldn’t be a problem. However, when we got there this morning, there no more tickets to the island (WHAT…). We then walked out of there and passed by some restaurants that claimed to have tickets to a different island. We asked one of the lady if she had enough for 3 and she said “yes, yes, we have plenty for the ride at 10am! Just take a seat and eat something.” We didn’t eat right away because we were pretty disappointed that there were no tickets to Nam Du. We traveled by boat from Ca Mau to Kien Giang all of yesterday just so we can catch the boat to Nam Du today and spend our weekend there since staff gets a break from the summer camps. We also split with the other half of our group yesterday just so we could go to this island.

So we sat around at that street restaurant from 8am – 9am. Ate something, at 9am the guy there said he didn’t have tickets yet, and he said to wait until 9:30am. I seriously already had a hunch that they were lying because they just wanted us to sit and eat at their stupid restaurant. At 9:20 he said we may have to wait until 9:45 and I was like wtheck, if you keep pushing it back you are lying and I’m definitely not giving you any money first to buy any ticket.

When my friend and I went to a nearby market, we got a call from our third friend saying that the guy said there were no tickets left, only ones for 1PM. OMG. We waited from 8AM to 10AM, and now this stupid guy wants us to wait until 1PM? I swear, they lured us in just so we would eat. Complete BS. We didn’t want to waste anymore time sitting around so we left and took a bus back to Saigon, which was another 5.5 hours. 

Last Minute Luxurious Ride. Always trust Phuong Tran buses.

Last Minute Luxurious Ride. Always trust Phuong Tran buses.

So on the bright side, we will try for Vung Tau tomorrow, bus ride wasn’t too bad, and I had my delicious flattened banana goodness (I don’t know what else to call it haha) to munch on. 

Ngon qua (so good!)

Ngon qua (so good!)

P.S. Troi oi = oh my gosh 🙂


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