21.02.2017 - 21.02.2017 30 °C
Today was a relaxing day. After doing some laundry in the morning, we walked over to Rob's place. He gave us a little tour of the place and then we had a planning session for the next stage of the trip. After making some adjustments to the plan, we left Rob's and tried to find a restaurant for lunch. Using Maps.me on my phone, we went to a restaurant called Rose's Beach Bar & Restaurant. This was about 1 1/2 km away on pretty hot sunny roads. Not a lot of traffic, though, so that was good. When we got there, we found out it was really just a beach access point. All the beach is fenced off into private beaches that you have to pay to use. So Rose's didn't have food, other than snacks and soft drinks. So then we got a trike to take us back to our place. We had fried fish for lunch. They put a whole little fish, that has been gutted, into the deep fryer. So then you get to pick out all the bones yourself. It was delicious, but too much work for me!
Rob came over about 2:30 or 3 to have a look at where we were staying. After a little visit, he had to get back for more yoga, and we continued to chill. Around 4:30 we walked out to the main road and got a trike to take us downtown to the Baywalk Park. We got a driver who was on his way home with some stuff for the family store, so first we went to his house and then downtown. The park was just a walkway along the bay, which is not fully completed yet and the only greenery are a row of palms. There are lots of food stalls down there. We walked back to downtown and checked out a huge department store. So much stuff on display.
We also visited the grocery store and the fresh food market across the street, just to see what was for sale - some things different from Vietnam, some of the same stuff. We walked back to K'an Boyet Bar & Grill for supper. They have the fish and vegetables laid out on a counter facing the street. You pick which fish or clams, or squid, or prawns, etc. You want to have cooked for you and then they do it. It was tasty food, but more expensive than last night and the ambiance wasn't as good.
We had asked the driver who took us downtown to come back and pick us up at 7:30. He had such a comfortable, wide trike that we wanted to ride back in it. We waited until 7:45 and he didn't show up so we hired one of the trikes that were waiting for fares there. Not as comfortable, but we did get home just fine.