Phumĭ Kaôh Tônsay

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  • Day55

    Rabbit island

    November 16, 2014 in Cambodia

    This is pretty much how a tropical paradise is supposed to look like. Admittedly, the sand could've been a bit whiter and the water more turquoise. But still we had a great day relaxing on rabbit island. Got up, took a boat, had breakfast on the island. Insanely good cheese omelette. Then we spent the whole day lying in hammocks (you can actually see Claire in her hammock on pic no. 2), reading and sleeping on a calm and not crowded beach. No stone building around, only huts... And in between - just for good measure - we got a 60 minute Khmer massage for 5 USD on the beach. And boy did they get to work on our sore muscles. No oil but best massage so far! They only work on pressure points, which sometimes was making Claire think of a big cat preparing the lap on which it wants to get comfortable. And of course a couple of beers in the end. View from the bar is pic no. 3.

    Great day, veeeeeeeeery relaxing!

    After returning we had decent cake in a cafe owned by an American couple. They were reallynice and working with victims of human trafficking. But they were also hardcore republicans actually believing that Obama is a Muslim and therefore a lesser person. Kinda sending mixed signals those 2 ;).
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  • Day156

    Stray - Kampot to Koh Tunsay

    September 22, 2015 in Cambodia

    Today was our shortest bus journey to anywhere on our entire adventure, a travel time of 25 minutes without delay. 5 minutes in and we ran a flat tire... 30 minutes and some experimental jacking of the bus later we were on our way again.

    Our very close destination was the port of Kep, where we strolled through it's fish market before boarding a fishing boat out to the paradise island of Koh Tunsay (Rabbit Island). The bow of our boat hissed into the shallow sandy beach and we jumped off the wooden hull into the jade water, walking through sentinel palms to our wooden beachside bungalow, thatched with palm leaves.

    We sunbathed under pineapple trees, swam in warm surf and dined on fresh shrimp, squid and crab. It was everything that Sihanoukville wasn't; clean, quiet and beautiful. Electricity by a generator for just a few hours after dark and no wifi added to the feeling of being happily secluded.

    In other news... After months of visiting laundromats across the U.S., New Zealand and Australia, in South East Asia our clothes have been cleaned by local women. In Siem Reap they were even returned ironed and in plastic packaging, all for the same price of a self-service laundromat!

    Also we have been picking up strange slang terms for things from locals and other backpackers. The most used by Alex and Keo is 'I'm going to shoot the rabbit', which translates to 'excuse me I'm just popping to the loo'. This has led to the unknowing innocently asking Keo if we might be eating rabbit for dinner.

    Other slang includes, 'watch out, landmine', which means 'be careful not to step in that dog/cow/elephant shit' and 'whoa, blowout!', used for when the thong of your flip flop is ripped from its sole by the mud that you are trying to navigate safe passage through (this has happened to Alex on 3 occasions so far).
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  • Day109

    Geh dorthin wo der Pfeffer wächst...

    January 15, 2017 in Cambodia

    ...und wir waren dort.

    Wir besuchten nämlich eine Pfefferplantage in der Nähe. Wir erfuhren viel Wissenwertes über den Anbau, die Pflege und Ernte der Pfefferkörner. Natürlich konnten wir die grünen, roten und schwarzen Körner auch probieren.

    Einen weiteren kurzen Stopp machten wir heute bei einer kleinen Höhle. Zuerst ging es ein paar Stufen den Berg hoch zur Höhle und dann hinein. Statt den gleichen Weg zurück, nahmen wir die abenteuerliche Variante durch einen schmalen Gang.

    In Kep besuchten wir den Krabbenmarkt und liessen es uns nicht nehmen, ein paar der Tiere in Kokosnusssauce zu essen.

    Am Nachmittag fuhren wir noch raus zur Rabbit Insel, welche vor der Küste Kambodschas ganz nah bei Vietnam liegt. Das Meer war perfekt warm zum Baden und am Strand war es ruhig, so dass wir uns entspannen konnten.
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  • Day14

    Jump to rabbit island.

    January 15, 2016 in Cambodia

    Idag blev det väckarklocka på morgonen ä. För halv 9 skulle vi bli lotsade till piren för att åka till Koh Tonsai även kallad rabbit island. Pga av att den liknar en kanin.
    Ibland när man är ute o reser så saknar man ibland Sveriges ordning o byråkrati. Visst tråkigt men det fungerar. För här i Kambodja är det likadant som resten av vissa platser på jorden kaos o oordning men fungerar. Det var som när vi skulle på båten till ön. Fullt med människor och folk som visade oss hur som helst. Ingen ordning, men ur kaos skapas ordning. Så off we go to ön. Det var regn i luften men sprack upp och blev en riktig bra dag med mycket sol o bad.
    Och även jag fick tag på en cache på den ön. Tips gå inte i Kambodjansk djungel med foppatofflor känns inte ok men var gör man inte för en plastburk...😀
    Avslutade dagen med ett besök på den lokala pizzerian. Fick bokat transport imorgon, dags för Vietnam...
    Tills vi hörs igen. Krama varandra i trafiken.
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Phumĭ Kaôh Tônsay, Phumi Kaoh Tonsay

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