Kampong Saom

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  • Day18

    Back to Sihanoukville

    February 22 in Cambodia ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Today we had to leave the lovely island of Koh Rong Sanloem. Caught the 10am ferry which took us to Koh Rong first to drop off and collect passengers there and then to Sihanoukville. The sea was calm and so the crossing smooth. In comparison Sihanoukville is dirty and dusty. After getting some money out of the ATM we negotiated with the tuk tuk drivers & got a small van converted one which gave a nice smooth ride up to our hotel - Port Hedonia. It was 4k out of the town, mainly uphill, but a lovely setting. After checking in we walked up to a nearby viewpoint and around a temple. In the temple grounds they had taken in children orphaned by parents who died from HIV. Back to the hotel for a swim and lounge by the pool.Read more

  • Day11


    March 16, 2017 in Cambodia ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    After most of yesterday consisting of travel and chill time, we arrived at our last destination in Sihoukaville just after lunch time. The afternoon was free time, so for me that meant relaxing and I treated myself to some pretty pink toe nails in order for my feet to be beach ready for the islands.

    But, today.. woweeeee what a day. We had a small boat hired that took us around the small, uninhabited islands of Cambodia and my oh my were they breathtaking. We stopped off at the first one to go snorkelling and say hello to the nature under the water. However, we didn't hang around here for long and took off to the next island.

    This island was incredible and I've never seen water so crystal clear, I felt as though I was in a postcard. We stayed on this island and swam then had a delicious lunch cooked by our tour guide who certainly has a talent in the kitchen. The next few hours following on from lunch consisted of swimming and sleeping in the hammocks onshore. We arrived back at our hotel, everyone appearing as though they had caught the sun.

    The day was finished with the last supper of the tour, it will be sad saying goodbye to everyone tomorrow but the two weeks have been a blast. Nervous, I will continue the rest of my travels on my own.. hoping the next few months bring me great experiences and company coupled with a good tan.
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  • Day13

    The Big Easy

    March 18, 2017 in Cambodia ⋅ 🌙 28 °C

    These past 24 hours have been very different to my previous 2 weeks.

    The group left me yesterday at 9am and it was a sad goodbye, having made some great friends, mainly Amanda and Vanessa, who never failed to put a smile on my face.

    Having not felt lonely due to constantly being around people, this was the first test to see how I would do on my own. I checked out the hotel at 12pm and made my way to the hostel I was booked in for called the Big Easy. Straight away I met two of my roomies, Tess and Imogen, who were both from England, but they had plans for that day so it left me fending for myself.

    I sat in the bar alone, not many people there as usually check in is later for most. As I sat there it dawned on me that I really was on my own which made me quite emotional to say the least. However, I decided I was the only one who could change that and so being proactive I headed to the beach to soak up some sun. There met Helena who was from Sweden and happened to be staying in the Big Easy as well. She was great company and we grabbed dinner together to line our stomachs for the bar crawl later that evening.

    By this time, our dorm was nearly full with two guys having checked in, Jamie who is from NZ and Michael who is from Australia. Both were very bubbly people which was refreshing and settled my nerves about not meeting people. Pre drinks were held in the bar of the hostel then moved on to various other bars, finishing at JJs. I would love to be able to say more about what we did that night however my memory is a little foggy, I just know I had the best sleep I've had in the two weeks I've been in Cambodia.

    Today was another chilled day at the beach with a more peaceful evening at the hostel, preparing myself for the islands tomorrow. The day was topped off with a catch up from Mum, Dad and Ross which was lovely to see their faces and hear their voices.
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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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  • Day70

    Eolia Beach Bungalows?

    April 14, 2018 in Cambodia ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Not sure the name actually. Its a really nice place, a mere 50 steps from the sand and shore of the Gulf Of Thailand. This whole stretch seems pretty quiet. On one of our walks it appears that the one end is nearly empty, the other way also pretty quiet. Stands to reason. Right now at 10am, its 31 and feels like 41 degrees. The ocean is bathtub warm, and there’s a little bit of garbage, but the view is stunning. Lots of beach chairs available, and bars and restaurants and even some entertainment. We were treated to a fire show last night, up close and personal, by some amateur “fire show” people. Who weren’t locals, they may have been local to Australia or Canada, or the states, who knows, but they dropped their sticks a couple times and spun the damn things inches from your face. It’s a lawsuit waiting to happen.
    Time to drop off our laundry and walk the other direction.
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  • Day99


    January 13 in Cambodia ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Nous nous arrêtons 2 nuits à Sihanoukville avant de partir sur l’île de Koh Rong Saloem. L’idée est de faire quelques provisions car nous avons entendu que les restos sont super chers sur l’île. En fait j’écris ce post pour explique en deux mots ce qui se passe là-bas.. On avait déjà entendu parler de ville qui se construises en quelques années mais on n’arrivait pas vraiment à se rendre contre avant de venir ici ! 🙄😵 Les chinois ont tout acheté, et construisent des hôtels partout, mais vraiment partout ! On ne peut pas regarder à un endroit sans voir une dizaine d’immeuble en construction, c’est triste et hallucinant ! C’est impossible de trouver autre chose que des magasins chinois. Il paraît que l’année dernière tous les immeubles finis aujourd’hui n’existaient pas ! Au Cambodge, tu retires des dollard au distributeur tu paies donc en dollar et ils te rendent la monnaie en Ren si c’est en dessous de un dollar (1$ = 4000 Riel) 😂 C’est un peu le bordel au début de jongler avec 2 types de billets et des somme aussi différentes hahaRead more

  • Day10


    January 15 in Cambodia ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Um von Sihanoukville nach Siem Reap zu kommen mussten wir einen Nachtbus (10h) nehmen. Diese Transportmöglichkeit ist unter den Backpackern beliebt aber setzt starke Nerven voraus. Aufgrund der sehr schlecht ausgebauten Straßen ist es mehr ein Rumpeln als ein Fahren. Mehrmals wurde man gefühlt aus dem Bett geworfen. Trotzdem fanden wir das eine sehr coole Erfahrung. Die Busse sind sehr günstig und man spart eine Übernachtung in einem Hostel. Das nächste Mal werden wir aber definitiv ein Bett unten nehmen, oben wurde einem leicht übel 😂 In Thailand soll es einen Nachtzug geben, den werden wir sicher auch bald testen.Read more

  • Day9

    Gut Ding will Weile haben

    February 21, 2018 in Cambodia

    Um dem Großstadtchaos etwas zu entfliehen, sind Chris, Genz & Lotta am Sonntag Morgen in Richtung Süden nach Kampot weitergezogen.

    Ich blieb noch etwas in Phnom Penh um die Behördengänge hinter mich zu bringen &
    mir einen tieferen Eindruck über die dunkle Geschichte Kambodschas zu verschaffen

    Dienstag morgen ging es dann auch für mich in den Süden nach Sihanoukville, wo unser Bus stehen sollte.

    Am Hafen wurde uns mitgeteilt, dass unser Bus erst diesen Freitag den Hafen erreichen solle...

    Um sich die weitere Wartezeit positiv zu gestalten, geht es morgen mit der Fähre auf die Insel Koh Rong.
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  • Day9

    Sihanoukville, Kambodscha

    February 15, 2017 in Cambodia ⋅ 🌫 0 °C

    Nach 45 min Fahrt mit dem Tuktuk durch Siem Reap zum Hafen, von da aus weitere sechs Stunden Fahrt mit dem Boot über den Tonle Sap bis nach Phnom Penh und zuletzt von da aus noch vier Stunden mit dem Taxi bis nach Sihanoukville - was für ein Trip! 😥
    Nach anfänglichen Schwierigkeiten, da das Tuktuk in Siem Reap den Geist aufgegeben hat und wir noch einmal wechseln mussten, dachten wir schon, wir würden das Boot nach Phnom Penh verpassen. Aber nicht in Kambodscha, uns wurde versichert, dass das Boot auf uns warten würde. Am Boot angekommen stellte sich heraus, dass das Boot nicht nur auf uns wartete, mit knapp einer Stunde Verspätung legte das Boot schließlich vom Hafen ab. Entlang des Tonle Sap leben die Khamea in sehr einfachen und ärmlichen Verhältnissen und leben zum größten Teil vom Fischfang und Reisanbau.
    Nach knapp 11 Stunden endlich am Ziel - am Meer! 😍
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  • Day8

    Sihanoukville - Bootschnorchelausflug

    October 16, 2018 in Cambodia ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Heute haben wir einen tollen Bootschnorchelausflug gemacht. Mit dem Boot haben wir 3 Inseln in der Nähe besucht, haben bei 2 davon im Korallenriff geschnorchelt und bei der 3. für Mittagessen am feinen Strand angelegt. Ich habe leider kein Foto vom Korallenriff, aber es war sehr beeindruckend mit vielen verschiedenen Fischen und interessanter Korallenlandschaft. Mein 1. Korallenriff :)
    Das Wasser hier ist übrigens extrem warm!! Ich schätze es auf ca. 30 Grad Celsius.
    Das war mein letzter Tag in Kambodscha...der absolute Höhepunkt hier ist eindeutig der Angkor Wat Tempel.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Sihanoukville, Kampong Saom, Ciudad de Sihanoukville, KOS, シアヌークビル, ក្រុងព្រះសីហនុ, Preah Seihanouk, Сиануквиль, สีหนุวิลล์, 西哈努克市

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