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  • Day196

    Kampot - Da wo der Pfeffer wächst

    December 17, 2018 in Cambodia ⋅ 🌬 30 °C

    We left the paradise to go up north again. Our next stop in Cambodia is Kampot. Kampot is famous for pepper, so we rented a scooter and explored the area around. First we visited a pepper farm and after that we drove in the Preah Monivong Bokor National Park to get and enjoyed a perfect view on Kampot and Phu Quoc, a Vietnamese island.

    Wir haben das Paradies wieder verlassen und haben uns auf den Weg Richtung Norden gemacht. Wann wir das Meer wieder sehen steht noch nicht fest aber es kann eine ganze Weile dauern. Heute haben wir aber erstmal in Kampot gestoppt. Kampot ist bekannt für den vielleicht weltbesten Pfeffer und so haben wir uns mit einem Roller auf den Weg zu einer Pfeffer Plantage gemacht. Wir konnten den Pfeffer auf einer gratis Tour in jeglichen Formen probieren und ein bisschen durch die Plantage laufen. Danach ging es noch in den Preah Monivong Bokor Nationalpark von wo aus wir einen grandiosen Ausblick auf die Küste, Kampot und die vietnamesische Insel Phu Quoc genießen konnten.
    Morgen geht es zurück nach Phnom Penh, wo unsere Kambodscha Reise vor zwei Wochen begann. Wir haben große Hoffnungen, dass wir dort einen Bus finden der uns nach Laos fährt, dem nächsten Land auf unserer Weltreise.
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  • Day29

    Kep, Kambodscha

    March 7, 2017 in Cambodia ⋅

    Vom 04.-07.03. sind wir nun im ruhigen und sehr überschaulichen Kep, unserer letzte Station in Kambodscha, etwa 35 km vor der vietnamesischen Grenze. Auch Kep, ähnlich wie Kampot, hat trotz seiner überschaulichen Größe viel zu bieten. Man kann mit dem Fahrrad die Uferpromenade am Meer entlang fahren, auf dem "Crab Market" Fisch essen oder einfach nur die Einheimischen dabei beobachten, wie sie den Fisch zubereiten, räuchern oder grillen. Am 05.03. haben wir uns mit Kian getroffen, der ebenfalls gerade durch Asien reist. Verrückt das man sich auf Reisen irgendwo auf der Welt mit Menschen trifft, mit denen man im Alltag in Deutschland nur selten zusammen kommen konnte, weil die Zeit es oftmals nicht erlaubte. Gemeinsam mit Kian waren wir im etwas kleineren Nationalpark von Kep, haben wilde Affen gesehen, waren Tintenfisch und Garnelen essen und haben uns am Abend bei einem "Angkor Beer" über unsere Reiseerfahrungen ausgetauscht.
    Zuletzt waren Lars und ich in den "Caves", den Höhlen im Umland von Kep. Ein kleiner einheimischer Junge mit wirklich gutem Englisch führte uns durch die Höhlen, erzählte uns von der Geschichte des Drachen, in dessen Magen wir uns demnach in der Höhle befanden. In einer der Höhlen kann man auch schwimmen, da der Wasserstand jedoch durch die momentane Trockenzeit nicht hoch genug war, konnten wir leider nicht baden.
    Damit ist unsere Reise durch Kambodscha tatsächlich schon zu Ende - verrückt! Ein Monat mit vielen tollen Erfahrungen und Eindrücken, freundlichen und lieben Menschen sowie vielfältige Facetten des Landes!
    Heute geht es weiter nach Vietnam, neues Land, neue Eindrücke, neue Menschen - wir sind gespannt und freuen uns darauf! "Åkhun" ("Vielen Dank") Kambodscha 🇰🇭
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  • Day175

    Kep

    January 10, 2018 in Cambodia ⋅

    Meine erste, komplett eigene, Scootertour führt mich von Kampot nach Kep. Ein bisschen Strand, ein bisschen Krabbenmarkt und eine holprige Fahrt durch den Nationalpark. Gekröhnt durch nen nassen Hintern, als uns auf der Rückfahrt der Regen überrascht hat.

    Spaß gemacht hat es aber trotzdem 😉.

    Die Mönche auf dem Bild gehen in Kambodscha übrigens von Geschäft zu Geschäft & segnen dieses gegen eine kleine Spende.

    Hängematten!! Das ist, was Kambodscha für mich ausmacht. JEDER hat ÜBERALL eine Hängematte. Sei es im Tuktuk um die Wartezeit zu versüßen, an jedem Straßenstand, an jeder Marktbude und an jedem Haus. Hängematten gehören überall zur Grundausstattung.
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  • Day53

    Kep

    November 14, 2014 in Cambodia ⋅

    This morning we got on the boat from Phu Quoc to Ha Tien, the Super Dong (ba dum tss)! Then we asked one last time if Dong was an acceptable payment method for goods and services. Upon confirmation we got our Dong out and paid (ba dum tss, ba dum tss!). Imagine childish laughter here...we also estimate that the total of like 3 people will understand and/or laugh about this joke ;).

    Between Vietnam and Cambodia we had to wait a while. We had lunch with an English couple which actually made it worth the wait. On the border we experienced the usual try to gain the additional dollar here or there from us. Boy did the border guard look disappointed ad we whipped out our vaccination certificates without which you allegedly have to pay an extra fee to enter Cambodia. 1 Dollar saved. Yessssssss!

    Now we are in Kep, Cambodia and this is one nice but very small and sleepy town. We are in a very nice hostel which is swarmed by French people. To the nonexistent city center it is quite far but we decided to walk nonetheless until the famous crab market (It was so far that the tuktuk ride back cost us 3 USD). But Claire is allergic to seafood and Karsten doesn't like it, so we had fish and chicken with pepper sauce which was DE-LI-CIOUS. Now we still have to find out what to do here ;).
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  • Day54

    Kep

    November 15, 2014 in Cambodia ⋅

    OK, we reconsidered the part with the nice hostel. Party all night long, giant cockroaches and the air full of weed ;). Oh and as we are writing a big spider crawled along our wall.

    Today, we walked through a complete national park! That sounds like a very impressive feat, but Kep national park is possibly one of the smallest in the world. It was a very nice walk through a habitat of scorpions and giant spiders - none of which we actually encountered.

    In the afternoon we rented a tuktuk to take us to some places. Just the ride on the streets and bumpy roads through green rye fields would have been worth it. Beautiful! First, we went to some old French houses destroyed by the Khmer rouge and not yet restored. After that, we visited the salt fields of Kep. In the dry season, which is officially about to start in a couple of weeks although we didn't have rain for more than a week, sea water is taken here for evaporating and leaving behind its salt. The highlight of the tour was the visit of a organic pepper plantation. We learnt about the differences between green, black, white and red pepper and some tricks of growing pepper. We'll get to that when we come back. The last stop was a little cave where different stalactites took on shapes roughly resembling animals. On the way there dozens of kids where already running and cycling next to our ride offering their guidance through the cave. So you have to pick one but like 5 come with you anyways. The lonely planet says they're practicing their school english which is complete and utter bullshit. They only repeat the phrases they learned which is cute enough and allows them to earn a little extra on the side.

    Only downside on Cambodia so far: fucking dogs!
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  • Day23

    Leaving paradise

    November 3, 2018 in Cambodia ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    Leaving our little bit of paradise this morning back to phnom phen, have accomodation booked at FCC more to come on that in the next day or two, my son has challenged me to a selfie a day those who know me will prob be a little surprised that I even know how to take a selfie 🤳 here are couple first standing in front of the desk in my villa at verandah resort the second outside the entrance to the villa, haha bit serious looking but I'm sure they will improve, there u are my son one a day but started with two 😍Read more

  • Day14

    Part 2: Kep

    March 12, 2018 in Cambodia ⋅

    When we got to Kep we went straight to the Butterfly Farm which was so amazing and only $1! We saw so many lovely butterflies including the male striped blue crow which was particularly lovely. We then went walking around the national park, rode along the coast to our final stop for the day, the famous crab market. Apologies in advance to my vegan/ vegetarian readers! I think we got there just in time before the market closed. It was so much fun! We chose crabs that had just been freshly caught and took them to the chef who cooked them for us. Literally the freshest crab I've ever had, so yummy and with the beautiful sunset while having dinner.

    What a fantastic day!! Tomorrow we will journey to our final stop in Cambodia, the capital, Phnom Penh.
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  • Day6

    Crab town

    October 4, 2017 in Cambodia ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    The bus journey was surprisingly uneventful until David panicked, having realised we had underestimated how far we had to travel once getting off the bus by a margin of around 100km. We buried our heads in the sand and went back to sleep to then be woken in Sihanoukville by 4 locals crammed in the single bed opposite. We departed the bus in the pouring rain with the plan to find another bus to get to Kampot, part of the way we needed to go. Due to being tired and wet we instead bartered with the local taxi mafia and secured what we thought was an aircon car. As we were led to our next mode of transport we realised the last 5 dollars we bartered got us the downgrade to a new form of tuk tuk - the modified car tuk tuk - for the three hour drive, which included a stop to pick up a mysterious white bag from a lady and a second to drop it off next to a temple, at this point realising it was a large dead bird in the bag. No words were exchanged to explain this.
    We finally arrived to our next home, a wooden shack on stilts with open windows and cracks, only cold water and a non-flushing toilet. The bed had holey mosquito net around it which we hid our bags under. We headed for the shower to find a family of frogs occupying it...we were unsure if we were laughing or crying.
    After cooling and cleaning off we headed out to explore the new town. Kep is a cute sleepy seaside town famous for its crab market. We wandered through the main stretch of the town to find breakfast/lunch - stopping at the first decent place this time, filled with locals watching a Chinese movie and one other tourist group.
    By the time we got to the end of town we had acquired a young follower - a local girl obsessed with saying hello and goodbye to us - who we said our final bye to as we hopped into a tuk tuk back to our bungalow. Despite our bodies begging for rest, we then headed back out on a hike through the national park to a temple on a hill which gave us a perfect view over the town and sea. We got back before dark to cool off again before having a drink before dinner. The owner of the place arranged for us to get a free pick up to one if the famous crab restaurants that had a seaview. David got 3 crabs with local black pepper and sweet chilli sauces, which he smoothly ate with a little help from wikipedia. Kerry was more cautious and got the chicken with the local green pepper sauce. We headed back to our wooden shack to get some shut eye ready for next day of surprises.
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  • Day7

    Countryside Touring

    October 5, 2017 in Cambodia ⋅

    We had a lazy morning consisting of an English and a French breakfast (the owner of the place we are staying is French, as are most of the other guests we have met). She kindly helped us to organise renting a scooter for the day ($6 including two helmets) which arrived just after 10am ready for our day to start, and also a handwritten map of the best route to follow.
    We headed straight to the gas station to fill up $3 of fuel (we asked for 5 but no more would fit) and then onto the quiet backstreets of Kep, through fishing villages and into the countryside. The scenery was beautiful with salt fields and distant mountains to our left and mangroves and the sea to our right. We followed the road past rice paddies until we got to the main road where after some confusion we headed in the wrong direction for 10km before realising and heading straight back the way we came, then back on the small roads to find our first stop.
    Here, a deaf local assumed the tour guide position and led us up what felt like thousands of stairs, stopping only at two "offering stations" (aka tip-for-later stations) before leading us down into a cave with hundred of bats on the roof and "elephant" stalagmites. He explained with actions something about fighting in the cave. Next he took us up more steps to another, smaller cave to show us more bats. Here David faced his nemesis, the huge millipede. Finally he took us to a small temple where we got a perfect view across the landscape and hid in the shade for a few moments before handing the guy his dues and heading back down to the bike.
    We continued via the rice paddies, crossing a railway line and headed towards the "secret" lake. We stopped for some local grub and a pineapple shake overlooking the lake before arriving at "La Plantation", a pepper farm. The Kampot area of Cambodia is famous for its pepper production and even has a protected designation of origin (PDO) by EU. We had a explanation of the different types of pepper (green, red, white and black as well as the long pepper, flower of the salt (Fleur de sel) and turmeric that they also produce). We were able to taste the different types before having a tour around the plantation.
    By this time it was late afternoon and we were slightly concerned about getting back before dark so headed straight back, no detours this time. The countryside seemed to get even more beautiful under the colour of the setting sun. We got back a little quicker than expected so Kerry had a go at riding the scooter outside of our place under close instruction of David.
    We have spent the evening chilling out in the restaurant, having dinner and unfortunately filling in forms - though it does mean that Kerry has another job offer to consider in NZ!
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  • Day4

    Kampot

    April 15, 2017 in Cambodia ⋅

    After our quite tiring couple days in Mondulkiri, Kampot was a pleasant pause. It was different from any other place we had been to in Cambodia. Hosting a beautiful long lake with many cafes and quiet roads. We strolled along the river and saw the sun reflecting on the water. We ate some tasty food and I indulged in a few milkshakes! But most of all... a half pint of beer was only 50 cent! So we definitely filled our guts! We drank pretty much every evening at the same little cafe and so did the other locals and expats. We saw the same faces at this cafe also drinking and taking advantage of the very very cheap beer.....I mean 30p pretty much to us. Kampot is also known for pepper...they did have a pepper farm which ya could go see but it ain't really our thing haha. But I did try the famous pepper in the form of a pepper burger which was yum...I had it twice! The hotel also had a roof terrace which me and katie sat on most days to top up our tans and listen to music while watching the lake. It was so relaxing! And so much more peaceful and easy to walk around then other towns.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Kep, Propinsi Kep, Κεπ, Provincia de Kep, Kêbi provints, קפ, ケップ, ខេត្តកែប, 케프, Keb, صوبہ کیپ, Каеп, แกบ, 白馬市

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