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Asia » Cambodia » South » Sihanoukville March 13th 2013

Sihanoukville After Siem Reap, I took two long bus journeys lasting 13 hours altogether to get down to Sihanoukville for some beach time. There are three beaches in town and I stayed on Serendibity Beach, which is a favorite hang out of backpackers. The beach itself isn’t the best beach in the world, though the water is fairly clean and clear. But the beach is lined with restaurants and bars, and has a very chilled out atmosphere. Most Cambodians do not say too much against the government as they’re afraid. Not so the three Cambodian metal heads I had a few beers with on the beach. They were covered in tattoos and confessed their love of Metallica, Korn and Foo Fighters. I liked them immediately. They had a tattoo shop but played in a metal band ... read more

Asia » Cambodia » South » Sihanoukville March 12th 2013

It is our last day in Sihanouk Ville. And there is not much else to be said about this place than it is a paradise. It's perfect. White beaches, clear water which officially has 27 degrees Celsius but it feels like 40 or 50, mainly in the afternoons and close to the shore. Almost too hot for swimming sometimes. And with a view of lots of tiny islands all around. It's spectacular. And I never looked this brown before. Davy says I look brazilian :) We originally wanted to skip the south of Cambodia as I was worried it'd be packed with tourists here but we chose to stay on Otres beach, the most quiet and nicest beach of Sikanouh ville and there are almost no people at all. Also the prices are reasonable and I ... read more
Sihanouk ville
Out hut
Picture 1188

Asia » Cambodia » South » Sihanoukville March 8th 2013

I've now officially been away for 2 months. As always, time is astounding me as it definitely feels longer! We've had a pretty busy few weeks in Cambodia, I think I've done more sight-seeing here than I had in the whole two months! We stayed in Stung Treng for the first night then left the next day for Ban Lung in the northeast. We were taken directly to a guest house which is usually expensive and we move on but this one was really nice and reasonable! We checked in and went down to the cafe which was too relaxing! I spent all afternoon there, watching 'The Royal Tenenbaums' and talking to other travellers. The next day we hired motorbikes again, maybe mopeds - I don't know the difference! We went to a nearby lake which ... read more
Ban Lung
Kratie rapids
Sunset over the Mekong River, Kratie

Asia » Cambodia » South » Sihanoukville March 4th 2013

Und wie. Ich schreibe meinen 20. Blog auf einer kleinen Insel Namens Koh Rong, sitze in einem relaxten Stuhl, drei Meter von mir entfernt der türkise Golf von Thailand mit unglaublich feinem, weißem Sandstrand und bräuchte nur noch eine Zigarre und ein Glas Whiskey, um das Möchtegern Schriftstellerleben zu perfektionieren – kurz um, ich bin am schönsten Ort, an dem ich wohl je gewesen bin. Ein kleines Paradies. Nun aber zurück vom Traumland zu meinen Erlebnissen in chronologischer Reihenfolge. Es ist nun schon wieder eine Woche vergangen, als ich mich von Anh und Martin in Saigon verabschiedet und mich auf einen zweitages-Bootstrip nach Phnom Penh begeben habe. Offiziell ist das Mekong Delta eines der Highlights, wenn man Vietnam besucht. Ich persönlich kann aber allen Vietnam-Reisenden herzlich davon abraten, vor allem wenn man nur ein beschränktes Zeitlimit ... read more

Asia » Cambodia » South » Sihanoukville February 21st 2013

We said goodbye to Phnom Penh and started our drive out to Sihanoukville. Once on the toll road it was very smooth and we quickly travelled in to the country. Unlike Vietnam there was little ribbon development probably because there are less people here. There is a wide variety of crops grown not so much rice as Vietnam although they do export rice, however more fruit and vegetables. We stopped at a cafe for a drink but decided peeled oranges were best. There were Buddhist monks outside with their bowls, all we had were sesame seed crunch which we gave away but they did not look too pleased to receive it. Continuing for about two more hours we then came to the river estuary and boarded a boat with the park ranger. This was the heart ... read more
Typical home on the river
Almost deserted beach
The water was so warm

Asia » Cambodia » South » Sihanoukville February 20th 2013

Day 157 (Mon 11thFeb) My last morning in Saigon was one where I had to pack up and move on. I got sorted and headed to the tour shop who’d organised my taxi to the airport. Got out to the airport in way too much time giving me 2 odd hours sat around in the departure lounge. Watched a bit of tv then boarded my plane. I was flying to Phu Quoc island. Phu Quoc is Vietnamese although a lot closer to Cambodia and is sort of disputed. The island is also incredibly similar in specification as the Isle of Man, where I’m from. It is the same length, width, size per sq mile and population. Only difference is its nicer, cheaper and far hotter. I got to my guesthouse to be told they were fully ... read more

Asia » Cambodia » South » Sihanoukville February 15th 2013

our laptop is pooched. The screen cracked a while ago and is now completely un-useable. Blogs will be written and posted when we get home. For now we are enjoying the beach life in southern Cambodia until flying home March 4th. Stay warm Canada, we will be in touch in a couple weeks. xo becs... read more

Asia » Cambodia » South » Sihanoukville February 12th 2013

Feb 12 2013 Utopia! How fitting. Yesterday me, Corndog, Adres and Carl came to serendipity beach in Sihanoukville. We checked out in Otres beach and found our way to Utopia. Literally, the hostel is called Utopia. Im in desperate need of work and serendipity is the place to be! Everywhere has signs advertising for western staff. It was impossible to work anywhere in Otres Beach because it was soooo dead. Nice for vacation, but not for poor/broke me. I fucking paid $3.50 for friend rice!! 3 fucking 50. Oi gioi oi!.. Now I find myself in a little backpackers paradise and a bit more civilized than these hippie ass places I’ve been. I went out looking for work and came back with a few prospects, but luckily I actually ended up getting a job behind the ... read more

Asia » Cambodia » South » Sihanoukville February 9th 2013

Feb 9 2013 Today can only get better from this bus journey… and it did, like times a million! Have to say this was like the best day ever. We shared a tuk tuk to Otres beach with Phillip, the Australian guy who witnessed to bus horror. We were looking for cheap rooms and found this great place ON THE BEACH. $8 for a room with 2 double beds. Easy to fit 4 people. So the 3 of us will share, sweet! I’m so nervous though because I only have $45 left for the rest of the trip. Little to my knowledge, Phillip paid for the room! So considerate of him. It also helped him ease his conscience about not giving me his seat on the bus. Side note: we’ve had really ... read more
Otres Beach
chillin out

Asia » Cambodia » South » Sihanoukville February 8th 2013

Feb 8 2013 It’s about to be the longest day ever! We’ve been going to Angkor Wat the last 2 days so by day 3 it gets tiring. We arrive at 6:15 for a very anticlimactic sun rise. No pink sky, just a gradual lightening of the sky. BUT to be fair, it was still an amazing experience to see the main temple of Angkor Wat in the light of dawn. It’s truly an remarkable sight to see. After that we went to the next temple, Bayon. WOW! This is me and Radhika’s favorite one. It was such an impressive temple with endless spires filled with faces. Seriously straight out of Indiana Jones or Tomb Raider. And it was so nice to be able to cycle around all this beauty and history. By the time we ... read more
Angkor Wat
The main temple
black and white

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