One item that was high on my agenda for the visit Phu Quoc was a dive trip. I haven’t dived since my visit to Egypt one year ago, and I realised I really missed it. So this was one of the reason I booked the trip to Phu Quoc (obviously it had nothing to do with the beaches and getting out of the city!!!).
This is my first Christmas in Saigon since moving here earlier in 2018. Coming from a city where you can find Christmas Markets around every corner to enjoy mulled wine and eat some lovely treats it was interesting to see how Christmas will be in my new home.
02.11. – 04.11.2018
One advantage of living in Saigon is the proximity of some great places to visit – even if it is just a long (or in this case a very long) weekend. So I took the chance and decided to visit Phu Quoc island to relax for a few days.
The second day of my stay in Cairo was something special – time to explore the pyramids of Giza and Saqqara. Seeing this Ancient Wonder of the World. Saying that I was excited would have been the understatement of the year.
After the rather comfortable and shortish (6 1/2 hours) bus journey I was finally in Cairo. A place that was high on my bucket list. I was happy that I made it.
After the late night at the pool party I did not go diving, and I took it very slowly. I managed to get breakfast and then took advantage of the location of my room. Off to the pool for a long swim, and returning to my room and balcony to stay there until lunch to read a book. Boy, it felt good to be lazy.
Once again not being able to sleep in I was up at 7am. Quickly freshen up, a quick breakfast and off I was to head to the Mr. Dive centre to my long awaited dive day trip. During my first trip to Sharm in 2015 I was diving 7 out of 8 days I was in Egypt. Diving there is just great, and beats diving in a German lake with visibility of 0,50m or 2m, while it is cold.