Cambodia
Kampong Saom

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  • Day8

    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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  • Day7

    Sihanoukville

    October 15 in Cambodia

    Hier in Sihanoukville sieht man die arme Seite von Kambodscha. Überall sehr viel Müll, viele unasphaltierte Straßen...
    Der Strand ist dafür extrem fein und wunderschön.
    Leider haben wir ein Hotel im absoluten Nirgendwo bekommen. Zumindest hat es einen Pool.

  • Day11

    Sihanoukville

    March 16, 2017 in Cambodia

    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

    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 in Cambodia

    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 in Cambodia

    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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  • Day6

    While having a snack we purchased our train tickets for Friday to Kampot.
    Good service all done at the table.
    We will see if they ever turn up to collect us silly old buggers
    $7 each for 2.5hour trip and include hotel pick up

  • Day7

    Mick and craigs

    October 18 in Cambodia

    Ride around oteros beach had a coffee ride back into town stopped for a beer at mick and Craig's, the Chinese are taking over Cambodia like u would not believe soon this guest house and bar will be gone , this place is an icon of the town of Sihanoukville, the
    Staff say they hope to get another job but every Cambodian says the same what will become of us !!!Read more

  • Day7

    Back at Sunset Lounge

    October 18 in Cambodia

    Rode back from town and stopped along the way at an area for locals off the side of the road. Through the helmet intercom.

    “Hey Ronny lets go have a beer with the locals in the bush. Hmm I’m not sure Brucie.”
    So we pulled off the road and order 2 beer for 5000 reil = $1.25.
    The locals were very happy and smiles all round.
    Shame others do not just join in.
    I think in 4-5 years there will be no Cambodians in Kampot, only Chinese
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  • Day7

    Mick & Craigs

    October 18 in Cambodia

    One of the last standing western based bars in Snooky. The bar maid tells me “no more after next year” the lease expires and the Chinese will rebuild on it.
    Even the locals are calling Snooky, Hong Kong number 2
    😭

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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