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Phu Quoc - An unbelievably scenic island paradise

Episode 24

S3-24 Phu Quoc A scenic island paradise
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Phu Quoc is the destination focus for the latest episode of the What About Vietnam podcast.

An island blessed with white sand beaches, turquoise waters, swaying palm trees and an abundance of sunshine, all make Phu Quoc island a highly sought-after destination for beach lovers, and those looking for a short getaway from the craziness of HCMC.

In fact, Phu Quoc which is the focus of our chat today with Patricia Marques is only a short 45 mins flight from HCMC, and is VISA free to visit.

NOW. YES now, the borders to Vietnam are open.

In this episode we discuss things like:
The best time to go; Closeness to Cambodia; Water sports; What food is most common; Is it expensive?: Pepper farms; Fish Sauce; The famous Phu Quoc dogs; Is it worth going to downtown to eat out?; Accommodation choices and how the Island is configured so you can find what you want.

Patricia Marques is my guest today, and I was lucky enough to catch her just after a recent trip to Phu Quoc. A trip that coincided with the news that Vietnam is now open to general tourists. So our chat is current as of March 2022.

Patricia is the General Manager of Starbucks in Vietnam.

Amid the myriad of things we talk about, you will soon discover that Phu Quoc makes an ideal destination for families, couples and solo travellers alike. It literally caters for many types of travellers with amazing waterfalls to visit and trekking in the jungle like National Park. To, diving, snorkelling and a Theme Park for kids, that would rival Disneyland, located in the north of the island.

As a place to kick back and relax or take off into the wilderness, the island has it all, and given its location, it’s a seafood lover’s paradise.

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