Sangkat Pir

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  • Day115

    Ab aufs Boot / Wir bekommen Besuch

    February 27 in Cambodia

    An unserem zweiten Tag in Sihanoukville haben wir Besuch von der lieben Jennie bekommen - wir hatten uns ins Vietnam bei der Halong Bucht kennengelernt. 💗

    Es waren so schöne Tage mit Ihr und wir hatten jede Menge Spaß - vorallem die tägliche Rollerfahrt zu dritt! 😁

    Mit dem Boot haben wir einen Tagesausflug zu den 3 Inseln in der Umgebung gemacht - man konnte schnorcheln, auf einer einsamen Insel relaxen und von einer Klippe springen. 🏖

    Die Schnorchelspots waren leider nicht so toll - man konnte kaum was gesehen und die Korallen waren größtenteils abgestorben ... 😟

    Der Strand und das Meer auf der Insel waren jedoch traumhaft schön! 😍

    Cemil ist anschließend noch von der 8 Meter hohen Klippe ins Meer gesprungen. 😊
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  • Day114

    Für uns ging es weiter in Richtung Meer - nach Sihanoukville. 🏖

    Eigentlich war unser Plan ein paar Tage auf der Insel Koh Rong zu verbringen, aber leider gab es keine guten Unterkünfte mehr in unserem Budget .... 😮

    Sihanoukville ist als Stadt überhaupt nicht schön und voller Baustellen und Casinos - wir haben jedoch das Beste drauß gemacht und ein paar schöne Fleckchen entdeckt! 😍

    Da die Vermieter unseres Airbnb Appartement mit dem "Independence Hotel" eine Kooperation hatten, durften wir den wunderschönen Infinitypool sowie den Spa Bereich nutzen. 💗
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  • Day96

    Sihanoukville, Cambodia

    March 20 in Cambodia

    Cities are appealing for lots of different reasons. Some are interesting for their art or history, some because they are the seat of political power, others because of the nightlife or the wildlife. Today we are in Cambodia. We are docked in a town called Sihanoukville, named for the former ruler, Prince Norodam Sihanouk. Despite the absence of any glitz or glamour here, I found today’s trip ashore one of the most interesting of the whole cruise. Immediately following the Vietnam War, a branch of the Communist Party led by Pol Pot came to rule here. His bizarre construction of Marxist-Maoist-Stalinist thought held that Cambodia should be for the Cambodians only. Professors and even schoolteachers were considered as intellectuals spreading foreign, non-Cambodian ideas. They were executed. Artists and business owners were executed for the same reason. So were physicians, nurses, high school graduates, students, mechanics, and even people who wore glasses. Radically atheistic, the regime assured that priests and monks suffered the same fate. Pol Pot’s agrarian ideal emptied the cities and forced everyone, even people untrained in agriculture, to work on rural collective farms. Out of a population of 8 million people, some 2-3 million were killed by execution, starvation, overwork, or poor medical care. The horrific reign of terror lasted 3 years from 1976-1979. An account of this nightmare of Cambodian history is recounted in the motion picture, The Killing Fields. Pol Pot has taken his place in infamy, along with Hitler, Stalin, Mao Tse Tung and other genocidal psychopaths.

    Today was given to an extremely interesting visit to Sihanoukville. Please forgive a comment that makes me sound more like a tourist than a traveler when I say that the part of Cambodia we saw today was very crowded and definitely dirty. The odor of the city woke us early as we sailed into port at about 5 am. I do not say these things as an insult, but merely as a report. Travelers much more seasoned than I am have suggested that when one comes to Cambodia, one should not try to avoid the stench, but should rather breathe deeply so that they quickly become “nose deaf.” There is a reason for the odor, though. The fact is that Cambodians catch, kill, cook and eat any creature that does not eat them first, even insects. And we saw no stray dogs.

    Today, however, I was more interested in watching the people. There are very few old people here. Virtually everyone we saw here today was under 40 years of age. What I saw today was the remnant of a nation whose government attempted to murder it. Now less than 4% of the population is over 60 years of age. I noted many, many children in town today. Some were quite young, hardly a year old, working with mom in the market, hanging on to a motor scooter, even walking with other children with no adults to be seen. Kids in Cambodia grow up fast. They really don’t have any choice. I did not see or hear one child crying today. My guess is that babies here learn quickly that crying does no good. Cambodians learn very early that life is tough. And so are they. Still, despite the harsh realities of recent history, Cambodians have their hopes and aspirations. They smile graciously at us foreigners with our flashy clothing, loud voices and expensive cameras. They still go to the temple to pray. They work hard. They scrap like junkyard dogs to earn a living. They raise their families on meager incomes, and teach their children in temples and in schools. And some of them dream that maybe—just maybe—their children can live in a Cambodia that is better than the furnace out of which their own hard lives were forged.
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  • Day6

    Sihanoukville, Cambodja

    November 19, 2017 in Cambodia

    Um dia banal. Acordar as 6h da manhã, tomar o pequeno almoço no hotel para ficar mais de uma hora a espera do minibus que nos levaria para Sihanoukville. A paisagem é de lixo e pobreza por isso o melhor é dormir. A última parte da viagem quando o terreno se torna mais montanhoso e menos povoado já se torna mais bonito.
    Perto das 14h chegamos ao nosso hotel longe do centro e da confusão, este hotel fica num monte com vista para o mar (the harbor Light). O dono, francês muito rude e antipático.
    Pousamos as malas no quarto e seguimos de tuktuk para Otres Beach, n°1 no TripAdvisor. Ou os nossos padrões, são elevadíssimos ou as chuvas têm trazido muita terra, muito lixo e hippis malucos.
    Mal chegámos, começou a chover torrencialmente. Almoçamos o nosso caril, ainda ganhei um cerveja com a carica de uma das latas de cerveja. Desde do primeiro dia que nos aconselham a beber cerveja de lata porque podes ganhar prémios ao abrir a carica.
    Apesar da chuva as cores eram vivas, algumas pessoas tomavam e pescadores tentavam a sorte deles. Só não fomos ao mar porque não tínhamos roupas suplentes.
    Regressamos num tuktuk que não conseguia ter potência para as subidas, aqui ao contrário dos outros sítios onde tivemos é só montanhas. Ao contrário deste a maioria dos tuktuks aqui são carros com o telhado cortado e subidos.
    A chegar ao hotel não havia electricidade, fomos para o quarto, cada uma a ler ou a entreter-se mas passado 10 minutos estamos todas a dormir, eu não li uma página e meia do meu livro, 7h da tarde e já dormiamos. Claro que as 4h da manhã tínhamos insónias.
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  • Day8


    July 26, 2011 in Cambodia

    Today we met at about 10am for an over-land tour around the area of Sihanoukville. This would be a four part adventure! First up, we visited a small fishing village in the Port area. This was a really interesting look into a simple lifestyle. We'd just been to a fishing village in Hong Kong days earlier, but this was different again. Apparently theres some 300,000 people living in villages like this along the coast of Cambodia.
    From here, our private bus took us through a rocky jungle road to the beach. One thing I forgot to pack was my bathers. That didn't stop us all swimming and playing make-shift volleyball for an hour or so. We then relaxed at the beach front for lunch, cooked by our guide.

    The next stop was a nearby waterfall. We waited a while undercover upon arrival, as heavy rain had arrived. In the meantime we relaxed in hammocks and enjoyed some prickly local fruit; rambutans (similar to lychees). Once it cleared a little, we ventured over a rickety, Cambodian engineered bridge and waded to the base of the waterfall in a picturesque secluded little spot.
    The final spot for the day was a mountaintop pagoda. Here we got a great view of the town of Sihanoukville, as well as the chance to feed bananas to the monkeys that live here.
    On the conclusion of the day tour, we headed to the beach for dinner and drinks. We found a nice place, right on the sand. Here we all enjoyed good food, and cocktails.
    Eating in Cambodia is tremendously cheap. All meals were under $5 US. All cocktails were $2 US. I also ordered a couple of 'cocktail buckets' These were $4 US and served in a sandcastle bucket, probably the same size as 3-4 cocktails...

    After a few cocktails and dancing, we headed off to the same bar we went to last night. Before long, we were all swimming in the pool by the bar. An awesome night, that is just incomparable to anything that could be experienced back home.
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