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Asia » Cambodia » South » Kampot October 31st 2007

It took us a long time but we finally made it to Kampot. For whatever insane reason we decided not to stay in Phnom Penh just yet and head straight out of the city for the coast. So after an 11 hour flight to Bangkok, a night sleeping at the airport (great transit lounge, nice chairs to spread right out flat on, but why buff the floor at 4am when we are sleeping?!?!), a short hop to PP, a taxi ride to the bus station, we had a few hours waiting for the bus. Hot, tired, but mercifully not bothered by the people selling things as we expected, and have experienced elsewhere. Sure, kids came up a few times trying to sell us a paper, dvd, bread...but once we said no thanks, they wandered off. The ... read more
"Road" up to Bokor Hill Station
Hotel Kiri with Bokor Palace behind
Colin in the Hotel Kiri

Asia » Cambodia » South » Kampot October 12th 2007

12/10/07 Niektorym z was moze sie wydawac , ze jestem na wakacjach. Ale tak nie jest. Po prostu, czytajac cale dnie o ludobojstwei i zbrodniach przeciwko ludzkosci, czasami czlowiek musi sie odstresowaac. I wlasnie dlatego przyjechalismy do Kampot (nad morzem, na poludniu). W srode jeszcze byla praca, zakonczona drinkami w QBar - niesamowite miejsce - bylismy jedynymi klientami przez godzine (happy hour) poki nie przyszlo 3 starcyh Khmerow. W QBar otworzyli wlasnie 'white room' i to byla przyczyna, dla ktorej sie tam znalezlismy - wielikie - na jakies 15 metrow biale lozko na samym wejsciu. Zastanawialismy sie, czy nie daloby sie zabrac z niego poscieli, bo nam nie udalo sie jej jeszcze kupic. Moze w weekend white room cieszy sie wiekszym powodzeniem, ale w srode bylismy tam tylko w 4 osoby, rozwaleni na tym bialym lozu. ... read more

Asia » Cambodia » South » Kampot September 11th 2007

Hi All, More stories from our travels: Thurs 30th Aug - Tues Sep 4th - Sihanoukville Sihanoukville was not as we had hoped. It was very touristy and the beach wasn't the best. However with a $20 a night hotel including breakfast with the most amazing views looking out to the ocean and the best ever seafood restaurant next door we stop for 5 nights. The first day I decide to expose my lovely white scottish skin to the elements on the beach. Within 5 minutes of arriving I was surrounded by 4 women, one filing my nails, the other threading my legs, one pleading me to have a pedicure and the other just wanted to watch. Humphrey couldn't believe his eyes. My beach bed had been transformed into a beauty parlour and I don't even ... read more
Scotland in Cambodia !!!
On a sunset cruise boat...
Susan out of her 'Comfort Zone'

Asia » Cambodia » South » Kampot July 27th 2007

There's not really a great deal to do in Kampot, it consists of pretty much a single road, however, a few kilometers up the road was the entrance to the Bakor National Park. From what I could gater, this national park, located up in the mountains consisted of some an old abandoned village, once used by the Khamer Rouge, some waterfalls and great views, so it sounded like it could be worth visiting, in addition, it was apparently only accessible by four wheel drive car/truck or motorbike, so that sounded fun already. I took a day pack and set off at around 9am. A few kilometers down the road at the foot of the mountain was the entrance to the National Park and when I arrived I met three Danish guys who were also on 250cc ... read more
Bridge to waterfalls
Bridge to waterfalls
Waterfalls

Asia » Cambodia » South » Kampot July 26th 2007

For the remainder of my trip in Cambodia I planned to tour the south coast; Takaev, Kampot & Sihanoukville....and what better way than on a Honda 250RR dirt bike! So in the morning I hired the bike for $10/per day, packed my daypack with a few things for the week and set off. First stop: Kampot, via Takaev This journey is pretty straight forward, there are three highways out of the capital of Thnom Phen heading south, cunningly nammed; highway 2, highway 3, oh and highway 21. It is the middle one, highway 2, that I was to take to Kampot and so off I went. Now I tend to pride myself on my Aboriginal-like sense of direction, however, on this occasion as I rode along taking in the surroundings, I would say it was a ... read more

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Asia » Cambodia » South » Kampot July 16th 2007

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Asia » Cambodia » South » Kampot June 19th 2007

Jx00ai décidé de passer quelques jours sur la côte au Sud du pays, dans 2 petites villes qui sx00appellent Kampot et Kep, à 4 hours de bus de Phnom Penh. Mon plan était de passer à Kampot afin dx00accéder au parc national de Bokor (qui est recommendé par beaucoup de gens et par les guides) et y dormir 1 nuit afin de voir le lever du soleil. Ensuite rejoindre Kep, une ville au bord de la mer et dormir 1 nuit sur la belle île du Lapin qui est peu touristique et parfaite pour se prélasser sur la plage. Bien sûr, si je vous dit que mon plan avait marché comme prévu, ca nx00aurait pas été drôle et de vraies vacances doivent immanquablement se combiner avec quelques anecdotes mésaventureuses. Vous lx00avez compris, mon plan a foiré ... read more

Asia » Cambodia » South » Kampot May 10th 2007

Asia » Cambodia » South » Kampot April 20th 2007

KAMPOT - April 9 - 10 The Italian dude and I were lucky in that we ended up getting a shared taxi with 5 people not 7 for $5. The cab driver said that he there would only be 3 in the back seats (including us) and 2 in the front. And we made sure that he understood that if he stopped for more people and filled the car up more that we would not pay him upon arrival in Kampot. He agreed to those terms and we were on our merry comfortable way:) Kampot is a little riverside town with little going on. The one thing I was excited for was the cafe, Epic Cafe!! Ya! I finally had my cake I had been craving for awhile. It wasn't the best cake I ever ... read more
Pig head anyone?
Out of place - Revlon store
Abandoned casino - Bokor NP

Asia » Cambodia » South » Kampot April 16th 2007

I had heard that Sihanoukville has a reputation of being a bit of the wild west of Cambodia and didn't attract too much for that reason. I just wanted a couple of days of doing nothing after all the restless sightseeing and travelling I had been doing in Cambodia. I had heard that there was a lovely island called Bamboo island off the coast so I was planning to go there rather than staying in the Sihanoukville. However, even if I took the very early bus and was in Sihanoukville by mid-day I soon realised my schedule was too tight for such a trip as there was only one connecting boat a day. So I was stuck in Sihanoukville and its more average beaches. The motorbike driver kindly took me to a totally different place I ... read more
Beach vendors
In the series of the funny signs
The French have left their mark in Kampot too




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