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Koh Kong

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  • Day189

    Zurück in Paradies - Koh Rong Samloem

    December 10, 2018 in Cambodia ⋅ 🌧 28 °C

    Many people told us that one of the nicest islands in south east Asia is Koh Rong Samloem so we need to check that. It is around 550km far away from Siem Reap and a 10 hours ride by overnight bus. The beds were not very comfortable but at least it was clean.
    After a short speed ferry trip in the morning we arrived at the island. Here we stay one night in M'Pay Bay Village before we leave the civilisation tomorrow to sleep in a tent at the sunset beach for three nights.

    Auf unserer Reise haben uns einige von der angeblich schönsten Insel in Südostasien erzählt: Koh Rong Samloem. Also müssen wir uns natürlich selbst ein Bild davon machen! Mit dem Übernachtbus ging es gestern Nacht in 10 Stunden von Siem Reap nach Sihanoukville und von da aus direkt weiter auf die Insel. Der erste Eindruck stimmt: Ein paar kleine Hostels, ein paar Bars und sehr entspannte Stimmung. Das Meer ist natürlich warm und glasklar.
    Die erste Nacht bleiben wir hier noch in der M'Pai Bay, bevor es morgen zum Zelten an den einsamen sunset Beach gibt.

    Vor der Abreise gab es in Siem Reap noch ein paar leckere Sachen zu essen. Unter anderem ein lokales BBQ mit Krokodilfleisch und eine Schlange. Man muss ja immer mal was neues ausprobieren...
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  • Day53

    Busy doing nothing

    December 2, 2018 in Cambodia ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Es ist schon ein schweres Leben... 😄 jeden Tag die gleiche Frage: wo legen wir uns zum Faulenzen heute hin? Gestern haben wir es zu einer anderen Bucht geschafft 😂💪 und abends ging es dann zu Phils Bar, die er in drei Wochen eröffnen möchte, dort haben wir den Sonnenuntergang angeschaut und weiter ging es mit Bar Hopping und dem ein oder anderen Bier 😶😜Read more

  • Day16

    Lazy Bay

    February 20 in Cambodia ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Decided to walk to the other side of the Island for breakfast so set off down the beach to find the trail. Found the start of the trail had been replaced with a wide rough road to a construction site. Not to be put off we carried on until we came to a T junction with a path and was not sure which way to go. Met a girl walking who directed us and after a short section we got onto the right path. Lovely bay and realised we should have taken swimming stuff. Nice breakfast in the bar there. Short walk along the beach & then walked back across the island to our bungalow. I had a nice swim while Paul read his book. We ate at the restaurant in the evening - nice food.Read more

  • Day17

    Another lazy day

    February 21 in Cambodia ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    Just a short walk along the beach and out to the end of the pier, bit of reading, a short swim and a lovely massage for me today. So many fish in the sea here - small ones all along the shoreline and larger fish visible from the end of the pier. Paul & I did our bit for the environment by picking up 3 plastic bags and 2 ring pulls from cans whilst walking along and put them in the bin (this is all we found). When returning to the room before dinner we found a new friend - a gecko at least 30cm long - perhaps what has been keeping us awake at night calling. Paul coaxed it outside eventually. Lovely to see though.Read more

  • Day14

    Koh Rong Sanloem

    February 18 in Cambodia ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Had a nice breakfast at the hotel & caught the free minibus into town - the driver kindly took us to the ferry port. Collected our tickets and only had a short wait before the catamaran arrived to take us. Sea was calm and crossing was not too bad. The island is beautiful! The sea is clear- perfect. We have a lovely view of the sea/bay from our bungalow. Walked out into the sea - very shallow for a long way - had a swim and had a nice walk along the beach looking at all the fish, crabs, star fish and other sea creatures in the pools and on the beach. Sat outside the bungalow until sunset. Went to the restaurant for a drink in the evening.Read more

  • Day21

    Mainland, Sihanoukville

    March 26, 2017 in Cambodia ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Having a reflective moment as I head back from Koh Rong Samleom on the boat while the sun sets around me. Despite having one of the best weeks in my life and meeting some wonderful people it's undeniable I'm feeling very homesick and quite emotional.

    I almost feel guilty wanting to be back in my own bed or having Sunday dinner with my family or just being able to see my friends when I've been given the experience of a life time. It makes me realise the wonderful people I have at home and although it's been refreshing meeting so many people I connect with on such a good level it's also made me acknowledge the amazing relationships I have at home and how special each and everyone of them are.

    Travelling on my own is a unique experience. Its tiring constantly making friends and taking matters into your own hands, being the only one responsible for you. Anyone who I speak to in groups, when I say I'm travelling on my own say how brave I am. In all honesty, I didn't even think about how brave what it is I am doing. I just knew I wanted to travel and live a different lifestyle to what I was comfortable with and that was it. Despite occasionally wanting to have a friend there to just not have to try to hard with or know they will always be there if something goes wrong, I wouldn't change travelling alone. It's pushed me to do little things here and there that I would never have done having been in a group or with someone else. But I guess you could call this character building?

    My perspective is another thing that's changed. Previously, whenever I saw someone eating or doing something on their own I would think how lonely that must be. However, now I have a completely different view and I'm grateful for alone time, just getting to be at one with my thoughts, something I probably wouldn't have done as in depth if I was in the comfort of people I already knew.

    Taking things for granted is another thing I certainly did and still do. Clean sheets for one is something I dearly miss, especially having observed bed bugs for the first time in my most recent hostel. However, being here has made me realise how much I do take life for granted and spectating so many different lives (most less fortunate than me) and meeting other travellers with their own individual stories made me realise the bubble I live in and that now I'm out of it, the world is really quite big.
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  • Day72

    Sihanoukville Ferry

    April 16, 2018 in Cambodia ⋅ ☀️ 33 °C

    We checked out of the Eolia Beach Bungalows on Sunday morning for the white sand beaches of Koh Rong. Otres Beach is really pretty, and there are lots of places to stay and eat, but as far as resort type beaches go this one doesn’t rate high. It’s slightly overpriced and very dirty, but we are glad we saw it. Our impression is that its all about to change, with lots of new investment and plans for swanky resorts.
    We took a tuktuk into Sihanoukville to catch the speed boat to the islands. The pier is chaotic to say the least, and thankfully everyone was just as confused as us. And it was hot.
    Amber made friends with a local monk and exchanged names and numbers. More to come on that.
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  • Mar31

    Ko Rong Island

    March 31 in Cambodia ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    We travelled overnight on a bus to Sihonoukeville, the coastal town of Cambodia. There used to be a beautiful coastline, but it has all been bought by the Chinese and so has become a concrete construction zone. Therefore we bypassed the mainland beaches and came straight to as island ,that has also been bought by Chinese but has not been developed on so aggressively. In fact most of the businesses here are owned and ran by Europeans, so it doesn't feel very Cambodian.

    It is a very beautiful island with soft squeaky white sand and turquoise clear water. Some beaches are littered with waste dragged in the sea. I started cleaning the sea yesterday only to arrive at a beach that you could not see the sand because of all the palstic waste on it. Made my efforts seam quite pointless!

    It is very much a backpacker haven and is geared around partying. Not really what I am after, but the cheapest option. We didn't join the drinking games or pub crawl, but still managed to casually drink enough to end up dancing on the beach on the first night.

    Then yesterday we took a boat tour around the island, stopping at places for snorkelling, a village to see local life and some of the beautiful beaches on the island. It was a great day out packed with information. Rohit had never snorkelled before, so I taught him and he gradually became more confident and pretty delighted when he managed to do it in the dark and see the bioluminescent plankton. It was a great day,but very exhausting. After 11 hours on a boat we were pretty wiped out by the tips we got back.

    Rohit has left this morning and now I am taking a boat to the neighbouring island, that is meant to be more quiet and peaceful. Hopefully there will be less gap year kids and a chance for me to do some yoga and go diving.
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  • Mar31

    Koh Rong Sanloem

    March 31 in Cambodia ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    When Rohit left I took a ferry to the neighboring island, Koh Rong Sanloem. It is smaller and quieter. I treated myself to my own bungalow in the bush, where it was peaceful. I spent a couple of days relaxing and taking long walks to discover new beautiful beaches. The beaches are really stunning and very quiet, I felt like I had discovered one of Asia's secret paradise's.

    I decided not to go diving as it was expensive and the snorkeling was terrible, hardly any coral and a few fish. Better to leave on the high is Komodo than have a boring dive here.

    I finally got a good night sleep, and slept for 11 hours. Rohit had been waking me up early, so I was glad to be alone again!

    I met some people on the beach at dinner and ended up having an accidental huge night at a beach bar. It was good fun, but slightly regrettable the next morning as I had a journey to make! But I have lived to tell the tale.
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  • Day72

    Longset Beach

    April 16, 2018 in Cambodia ⋅ ☀️ 33 °C

    On the island of Koh Rong, Longset Beach is about three kilometres up the beach from all the thumping bars and nightclubs of Saracen Bay. Well not all. There is one nightclub that is a little ways down the beach but it may as well be in front of our cabana. We think it closed down around four in the morning. Thank goodness for earplugs. The beach here is very different from where we just were. There is little to no garbage, the beaches are clean, white and soft like talcum.
    The bungalows, while absolutely beautiful, aren’t exactly “critter” proof. The floors are loose fitting wood plank, the walls, loose fitting mahogany siding, the roof, loose fitting thatch. So there’s bugs. And lord knows what else. But there is mosquito netting over the bed. That is small consolation for Jackie and Amber who aren’t a fan of sharing their rooms with anything from the insect kingdom.
    But the people are nice, actually the owner lived in Ottawa for thirty years and came back here ten years ago and built this resort as her retirement. The place is a hubbub of activity, raking, sweeping, I am sure its a full time job holding back the jungle.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Koh Kong, Propinsi Koh Kong, Кох Конг, Província de Koh Kong, Provincia de Koh Kong, Kaôh Kŏngi provints, Kaôh Kông, Province de Kaoh Kong, Provinsi Koh Kong, Provincia di Koh Kong, ココン州, ខេត្តកោះកុង, 코콩 주, 戈公省, Koh Kong Lalawigan, صوبہ کوہکونگ, Кохконг, จังหวัดเกาะกง

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