Phu Quoc island is probably what Koh Samui was 20 years ago. There is nothing here – I’m not complaining – seriously. But there is nothing here for the typical tourist’s eye. Koh Samui has been consumed by western commercialism… I hope that Phu Quoc doesn’t go that way. It’s hard to image that it ever would after everything that we have seen.
We walked around downtown Phu Quoc and we were the only westerners as far as the eye could see. As Maddie gets older, I’m convinced that these trips that we are privileged enough to take are exactly what Maddie (and Amelia) needs. Our girls live a pretty good life. They are safe, have a good home, a good school, good friends… life is comfortable. I want her to see that not everybody lives the way we do...Read More