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Asia » Cambodia » South » Kampot February 22nd 2011

Exploring Kampot - the Market, Kampot Train Station and Around Town Today Monk decided to explore more of Kamport town and hired a bike for 75 US cents. The market in Kampot is amazing. Apart from all the fruit and vegetables, much of which Monk couldn't even put a a name to, there was just about every type of meat, live fish and live birds. Sacks and sacks of rice, of course, but also dried fish, dried prawns and lots of dried fungi. The whole place was bustling with shoppers. Monk spent the best part of an hour just wandering in amazement. Monk's a bit of a trainspotter and just had to find the train station to investigate what the situation is regarding the trains in Cambodia. There's a train line that runs from Phnom Penh ... read more
Kampot Riverside
Kampot Petrol Station
Kampot Train Station

Asia » Cambodia » South » Kampot February 21st 2011

Exploring the Kampot Countryside Today, Monk and Nellie booked themselves on a tuk-tuk tour of some of the sites around Kampot. Monk shared the tour with a fun English couple, Nigel and Lettuce. For much of the journey, the tuk-tuk bounced down bumpy dirt tracks. Past small villages with thatched wooden houses built on stilts. Chickens, goats, ducks and dogs running around outside. Children shouting 'Hello' as we waved and shouted. At Phnom Chhnork we walked across fields and past bright green vegetable plots tended by the monks where lettuce and other unlikely crops grew standing out against the now dry and barren rice paddies - the growing of the crops only made possible by the existence of a nearby water hole. We were joined by a group of 3 young boys who act as unoffical ... read more
Peppercorns
Nigel, Lettuce, Monk and A N Other Monk
Collecting Salt

Asia » Cambodia » South » Kampot February 20th 2011

“Kampot, why not?” is what I said to myself. I was ready to leave Sihanoukville, I had some relax time and I acquired my visa for Vietnam. The tuk tuk drivers were at there usual spot in Victory Hill when I came down the dirt road for the final time. Once I explained to each of them that I was waiting for a bus they showed me to the little sheltered break area. I sat on the wicker bench , shaded from the sun, on the corner of three unpaved roads. Some small talk got made, then a couple of the drivers started asking me to play some guitar. I got the guitar out and started playing a few chords, a few songs. I was getting surrounded by the non working drivers, then they started to ... read more
Cycling The Back Roads
The Little Boat That Could
Salt Fields

Asia » Cambodia » South » Kampot February 3rd 2011

a few of you have asked for more photos but its been difficult with the internet here to do this. here's some photos now. :) enjoy!... read more
viagra information close up
motorbike bridge
hill tribe in vietnam highlands

Asia » Cambodia » South » Kampot February 2nd 2011

Lasse and I spent a few days on an island called Koh Thmei. we found this place after doing some digging around for a place that was not one of the usual island destinations. this place is part of reim national park on the south coast of cambodia. we had to arrange a boat to take us from a small fishing village where people live out on stilts on the water and make a life fishing out in the ocean. we were taken out in a long flat boat with a small engine from the coast out into the ocean and the ride got very interesting as we got out into the open water and the waves got BIG. basically we found ourselves at the front of the boat hanging on with our gear tied by ... read more

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Asia » Cambodia » South » Kampot January 8th 2011

Introduction: As with many travelers embarking on a tour of South East Asia my disembarkation point was Bangkok. A hedy mix of strong cultural identity, scam artists and sleaze. If you keep your wits about you then you will have one of the most long lasting experiences on your travels, if not you will find yourself falling foul of a few annoyances. Date Visited: 27th - 2nd February 2010 2nd - 6th March 2010 14th - 17th July 2010 Accomodation: Most of the new travelers that arrive in Bangkok book accommodation in advance to ensure they have a room upon arrival to this far away new land. This in completely not necessary for all the times i have gone to Bangkok. When people do arrive at all times of the day or night, tired and jet ... read more

Asia » Cambodia » South » Kampot October 8th 2010

Dear reader zurueck mit neuem aus Kambotscha...heiss feucht und viele kilometer auf dem motorrad... so lassen sich die letzten tage beschreiben... kurz die zahlen 31 grad 80 prozent luftfeuchtigkeit ...Phnom penh bis kep 160 km (erster tag) kep bis kam pot (zweiter tag). 1. Tag Wie oben erwaehnt sind wir reeeeeeeeeeeelativ weit gefahren und haben nur zwei laengere stops gemacht..einmal bei einem hindu tempel, der mir persoenlich zu viele treppen hatte und einaml bei einem in einen berg/hoehle eingelassenen buddistischen tempel. Das Speziele beim zweiten war, dass kinder die fuehrungen leiteten. 2. oh Zooh definitiv ein wenig anderst als der Zueri Zooh in kambotscha not so nice aber ist halt asien und dan relativ zuegig ins hotel in die riesen metropole kom pot ...mit der wahnsins auswahl von etwa 3 restaurant... Die bilder sind hoffentlich ein ... read more
I think I lost some weight
dead buddah
weight watcher cow

Asia » Cambodia » South » Kampot September 26th 2010

We boarded the public bus at 7:30 am bound for Phnom Penh. The ride was fairly uneventful and I slept most of the way. There wasn't even crazy karaoke. We arrived in Phnom Penh at around 11, so we went to Romdeng for lunch. It's an NGO organization that helps with vocational training. The restaurant we went to specializes in Cambodian food and teaches young staff how to work in the restaurant business. The food was delicious. Trev bought a cookbook from them, it's called "From Spiders to Water Lilies". We don't think we'll be able to prepare fried spider treats for you at home though, unless we buy tarantulas at the pet store... We did a little more wandering around Phnom Penh then met our group back at the bus station at 1:15 to catch ... read more
Court with some little kids
Little kids being crazy
Blue swimmer crab so tasty

Asia » Cambodia » South » Kampot September 23rd 2010

23rd Sept: Up early, got showered, dressed and packed up. Had breakfast and then was picked up by the mimibus to go to Kampot. It was more like a van and a bit uncomfortable, but it was quick and I was dropped off at a random guesthouse at 10 am. Had a look at the guesthouse, not bad a little grubby but fine. Plus I couldn't be bothered to cart my backpack off and look for somewhere else. Had a nice ice coffee and then decided to head out and have a look around Kampot. Kampot was ok, there wasn't really anything to see or do in the town, so I just exchanged my book at a bookshop and took a wander along the river. It was really pretty along there and there was loads of ... read more
Rabbit Island
Rabbit Island
Bokor Hill Station Hotel

Asia » Cambodia » South » Kampot August 28th 2010

Well after almost a month its time to say goodbye to Cambodia. I have definitely enjoyed my stay. After finally leaving Siem Reap I headed to Phnom Penh for a couple of days. I did my duty and voted in the Federal Election (not sure what good it has done) and FINALLY secured the refund from Bangkok Airways for my Singapore-Samui flight. I have to say it was nice to see my credit card balance back at a big fat ZERO! Phnom Penh is a fairly big city and coming from Siem Reap it was a hard to get used to having to pay a tuk tuk to get anywhere but for what it is I enjoyed it. I visited the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and then headed out to the Killing Fields. These were both ... read more
Monks off to the Temple
The Killing Fields
At Royal Palace in PP




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