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Asia » Cambodia » South » Sihanoukville August 22nd 2013

On arrival in Sihanoukville, we had to negotiate a tuk tuk to take us to our hotel. Not knowing where we had been dropped off took away some of our bargaining power and we ended up paying a little more than we should have. Oh well, these things happen. At least he knew where our hotel was! The Golden Sands is just two streets away from the beach and has a large swimming pool in its enclosed garden. We ended up staying for 5 nights which turned out to be a day too long, but that was because of the weather, not the hotel. A word of warning though, a new hotel is being built next door so you want a room overlooking the pool or you will have a grand view of the construction site. ... read more
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Asia » Cambodia » South » Sihanoukville August 19th 2013

19th -23rd August I've decided to put the next 5 days of my blog into this one script, the fact being they consisted of mainly beach days, but some fun evening shenanigans. I just want to say my 'proper' first day in Sihanoukville was spent in the sunshine, on the beach, sipping on a cocktail. That's all. My second night, Hannah and I ventured over to a different beach where the stretch of bars are situated. I have to admit, I wasn't really feeling up for it but Hannah was so excited. First up, Elephant Bar. A quick Malibu here then wandered down to Nap bar. Nap bar, we got a free shot on arrival and the promotion was whiskey and coke for about a pound. We got chatting to the Londoner bar guy, who at ... read more

Asia » Cambodia » South » Sihanoukville August 19th 2013

Beach life called so off we headed down to sihanoukville, stayed in a cute little beach bungalow along with a couple of friendly gecko's. Nice place and enjoyed some lovely food. The little town was nice with lots going on, met some interesting characters and seems only fair that at this point andreas should get a mention.......according to him there are shape shifters in the government..... Anyway after sihanukville we well and truly tuned in and dropped out of civilisation and headed to a teeny tiny island called koh rong saloem where there was no electricity. A generator was fired up for 2 hours every evening to charge phones etc (not that they worked on the island anyway). We stayed in wooden shack right on the beach and shared it with gecko's, monkeys and squirrels to ... read more
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Asia » Cambodia » South » Sihanoukville August 1st 2013

Ikelos has passed and has joined Sasha in doggy heaven. He passed peacefully at home in his bed. He will be missed. 5-25-02 to 8-2-13... read more
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Asia » Cambodia » South » Sihanoukville July 31st 2013

Okay so the job sucked. I trained with them for like four days and I would have felt like a complete dick if I had done it. Basically they pretend to be a talent agency and prey on broke people who really want to be actors and actress. They tell them they can make all this money doing extra work they just need to get some professional photos done….by one of their studios of course. T is all just a lie to get them to buy photos. The company never gets anybody a job. So I bailed on that. On the flip side, I have been hired as a freelance content writer for websites. It doesn’t pay well, but that’s okay I am happy to be paid to write. Eventually after you have a portfolio you ... read more
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Asia » Cambodia » South » Sihanoukville July 19th 2013

Es regnet in Stooooeeeeemen! Seit gestern Abend, also der prefekte Zeitpunkt, um mal wieder ein update zu geben! :D Doch davor nochmal an dieser Stelle alles Gute zum 27. Romana! Hab nen super Tag und ein tolles Jahr! :D Bei dem letzten Eintrag waren Sascha und ich noch in Cimaja aufJava. Letztendlich haben wir tatsaechlich fast die gesamte Zeit, die wir zur Verfuegung hatten, dort verbracht und sind erst kurz vor Ablauf des Visums nach Jakarta zurueck. Dort haben wir die Stadt ein Wenig angeschaut, es gibt nicht so viel zu sehen, dafuer waren wir aber abends weg. Scheinbar gibt es in Jakarta nur einen einzigen grossen Club. Dieser heisst Stadium und ist wirklich was Besonderes! Ich glaube, das Gebaeude war mal eine Oper, es gibt also Balkone und eine Buehne... die Macher dieses Clubs haben ... read more

Asia » Cambodia » South » Sihanoukville July 14th 2013

And onto our adventures in Cambodia.... The Cambodian border was slightly crazy, with loads of people in one small room and a man randomly shouting people’s names. We seemed to jump the queue because we were on a bus so weren’t expecting our names to be called so soon and didn’t hear them for ages (also because they were pronouncing them completely wrong!) However, we made it through and entered Cambodia, soon getting dropped off at the side of the road and transferred into a tuk tuk. We then hired the tuk tuk driver for an extra 3 hours (after booking our bus tickets to Sihanoukville for 3 hours later) and went for lunch. We had chicken amoch (a kind of local curry) and spring rolls J Katharine and I then went to the genocide museum. ... read more
Our massive room
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Having a couple of drinks!

Asia » Cambodia » South » Sihanoukville July 7th 2013

Lets just pick right up where we left off. Okay so the jeep wasn't screwed or anything. Just a $50 flush to the fuel system and it was good to go. I did wind up repairing the brakes for $120 at the mechanics insistence. I am not sure exactly what was fixed because nobody speaks good enough English to tell me, but the mechanic is Vanna's brother-in-law so I just did it. So now the jeep is all good mechanically, all I need is my registration card and license plate. Socheata tells me that Vanna will do it for me, but after a 4 more days of waiting or so I am getting ancy. I decide to go to the Ministry of Transportation myself to find out how long it will take and what I need. ... read more
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Asia » Cambodia » South » Sihanoukville June 29th 2013

Despite a not-so-great start to my time in Kampot, I ended up staying there five days. It was a peaceful, addictive town right on a river, with tropical mountains as a backdrop. Unfortunately I picked up a cold on my first day there, so most of my time I spent in my room trying to recover. It also rained most of those days, so it was starting to get slightly depressing that I could't get out to do anything. That said, I am now travelling (at least for today) with a great group of girls I met in Kampot, who I met through my friend from Africa. I've been with them here at the beach in Sihanoukville for the last few days, and it's been good fun. So, back to Kampot. On my last full day ... read more

Asia » Cambodia » South » Sihanoukville April 14th 2013

Sihanoukville is familiar territory to us. We had stayed here on our previous trip and had decided that this was the ideal place to ‘hole up’ and recouperate from our travels thus far. It was great to have a comfortable bed, cheap food and a lovely beach nearby (Otres Beach). As we arrived we could feel the ‘relief of the familiar’ and celebrate the fact that, for a while at least, we were going to stay put. The Mekong had taken a good deal out of us! Having visited the local pharmacy, for Janie, it became apparent that it was possible to buy ANY drugs, including really heavy duty ones, for a few dollars. In fact you can buy ANYTHING here for a few dollars! Our resort, The Beach Club, is a lovely friendly place run ... read more
The Mango Rooms
Otres Beach
Locals at Above Us Only Sky




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