Today’s Ke Ga has a strong wave with strong onshore and prevailing currents. However, it was a cool and pleasant morning.
Human footprints carved into concrete embankments along the coastline.
A Vietnamese woman cleaning around her house. But the whole village is full of rubbish.
The usual commercial street. This street, where few tourists stop by, was often kind to foreigners.
Stalls selling meat and seafood.
By spreading the shops on the side of the road or on the road, the structure makes it easier to shop by motorbike. On the other hand, safety is compromised.
Commercial stalls develop mini market stalls in rural villages where there is no market.
This select shop, which has been introduced again and again, has an overwhelming crowd today.
Banana fritters, it was delicious.
Vietnamese dog sneaks under the table in search of food. The target is meat.
I drink things I don’t normally drink. It is not an option in the countryside where there is no choice. Even the taste of sports drinks is needed to please the taste buds.
A house close to the sea. Looks like it was originally an accommodation. Could it be depopulation?
Trucks, buses and other vehicles are dangerous to drive, even in this rural area. It’s a place where big, strong things are strong, so it can’t be helped.
The morning was somewhat less affected by the onshore wind, but the waves were smaller because of it. Finding good waves in the monsoon is difficult.
Ke Ga Beach at high tide. There was this amount of beach erosion even in small waves. It will be worse when the waves rise and the tide is high.
Ke Ga at this time of year consisted of waves that are onshore, waist to chest left breaks and offshore, knee to waist high waves without power on the right breaks. Both have strong crosswind currents.
Braised fish dish. A dish that goes well with white rice.
Stir-fried beef and vegetables. Pineapple and tomatoes as base flavours are very typical in Vietnamese dishes.
Binh Thuan is a dragon fruit production area with farmhouses everywhere. It was worrying that some of the farmhouses were submerged and rotten trees were found scattered around.
Local food in the countryside is usually in such sanitary conditions. Prices were high here. I won’t go there again. The way to know if you are being ripped off is to compare with the local residents’ accounts. If the prices are different on the same menu, it is a rip-off.
Vietnamese food, banh canh.
Fishing village on the beach. There were people doing business at night.
Semi-outdoor huts built on the beach. TVs and hammocks are installed.
(Surf trip record: Ke Ga, Binh Thuan Province, Vietnam – August 2019)