I am stuck in a tiny room near Phu Quoc ferry terminal, which I procured from a food vendor. All crossings have been cancelled due to choppy sea and a possible storm, which could last for a few days. Hmmm… my entry stamp expires tomorrow, which will make me an official overstayer.
It is a single storey building with about five rooms in a row; a side source of income for the family. There is a toilet and a tap without a sink. The bed is Vietnamese style – hard as a rock. But the room is clean and cheap, and the family friendly. There is no food, however, as they tend to wrap up cooking early in the evening. I am sharing a few cream crackers with a bunch of ants.
The place is for the Vietnamese, not for tourists, so I am a bit of a curiosity.
There is nothing for miles, the closest town is 20 kilometres away. But the wi-fi is strong here. So I am watching some Youtube videos and just came across what perfectly expresses the result of so called ‘enlightenment’ and where we all so called ‘enlightened’ folks end up. Told in simple language for the modern man, unlike complicated, long-winded book stories.
“It sets you free.”