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  • Day70

    Lets go to the beach!

    April 14, 2018 in Cambodia ⋅ ☁️ 22 °C

    We had a wonderful tuktuk driver for two days, Vanthon, who was full of information and suggestions for us, and he lined up a driver to take us to the coast. In a much more comfortable ride we drove four hours from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville. Otres Beach, specifically, to spend a few days soaking up the sun. For any Canadian that has been to Mexico, or Quebec, you know that the drivers there are nuts. They don’t hold a candle to the Khmer. If you put a bunch of five year olds in vehicles with a full tank of gas and shifted the car into drive, and let them go, that would be similar to your experience in Cambodia. There are no rules, except when it comes to large trucks...large trucks don’t move, so you better. And even then just enough to get out of the way. Sidewalks, the shoulder, the other lane, all fair game.
    A long, eventful and particularly quiet drive, (remember the roof top bars?) we made it to Otres Beach, midday. Time for a coldish Angkor beer.
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