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Mar 21, 2006 - Sihanoukville

We climbed in a shared taxi for the 120km journey from Kampot to Sihanoukville with "shared" being the operative word!!!! 8 people were squashed into a Toyata corolla, 2 of them where on the drivers seat with the pilot driving all the way with his head out of the window to see where he was going! 2 hours later we were in southern Cambodia with the choice of 4 beaches at our disposal, our accomodation was situated above victory beach a mere 5 min walk from the beach. With only 2 hours before sunset on the first day we made our way down to...

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Mar 21, 2006 - Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Hi Guys. Well sorry I have not written in a awhile. Mommy and daddy said the internet was too expensive on the island (Ko Samet), so they asked that I please wait a few days to do my updates. So until then, I have been just taking it all in from my front facing carrier, where I happily spend most of my days, as we are on the move a lot! I am still having a great time. I love the hot weather, and all the attention I am getting. I find the people so nice and funny. They always make me laugh. They often try to pick me up, but mommy and daddy...

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Mar 15, 2006 - Sihanoukville

Sihanoukville - the evil little town that is Sihanoukville. by Michel The morning of the 15th, Ian woke up in a panic noticing that his bag was gone. Somebody had taken it from his room while he was sleeping. He threw on his cammos and made his way to the tourist police. The tourist police building was a small wooden shack with the word "police" painted on the side of it situated on Serendipity beach. When Ian knocked on the door, he was greeted by a small man who quietly whispered "please come back later, our officer is having his siesta...

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Mar 6, 2006 - Sihanoukville

Cambodia's only "beach resort", and one of the most undiscovered on the Gulf of Thailand, Sihanoukville (named after their current King Sihanouk) was a great opportunity to relax after some hefty and difficult travelling in Cambodia. Joined by the 11 other travellers we had met crossing the Lao/Cambodia boarder, our experience was all the more enjoyable.

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Mar 5, 2006 - To Sihanoukville

05 March - To Sihanoukville I had checked last night how to go to Sihanoukville and was told I could get a 'shared taxi'between 0830 - 0900 and it would come to the guesthouse. I could hear the Swedish woman leaving early with Harold. Had an early breakfast and then Harold came in. He had seen off the Swede, and was going in the shared taxi with me. The taxi arrived just before 0900 and it turned out that we had to sit four in the back and two in the front plus the driver! This is apparently normal. There was another nice young English chap...

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Feb 20, 2006 - Sihanoukville

20 Feb MON New week, new prospects, I went to the Australian embassy to pick up our passports with the visas. I still had to wait almost an hour although the handover took less than 1 minute. A tuk-tuk transported us to Psar Thmei and we easily found a shared taxi to Sihanoukville which had 2 passengers already. When another Khmer girl showed up we decided to pay for an extra seat at the back to save time (and get some comfort). We were still sitting with a mother with her toddler in the back. The girl knew the driver so they shared the...

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Feb 11, 2006 - Kampot, just passing through

Kampot was one of the first outlying towns that really charmed me in Cambodia. There's an ample supply of attractive old buildings, stunning sunset views across to Bokor National Park and a general laid-back feel to the place. This all made it a shame that we were only in the town for a couple of hours to do a quick round-up on new accommodation and eating options in the town before pressing on to Phnom Penh. Kampot leapt to prominence in 2005/06 ago when a "euthenasia cafe" set-up shop in town. Purporting to be a cafe (apparently their...

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Feb 10, 2006 - Sihanoukville, South Cambodia

We arrived after a good bus journey and headed for Victory Beach. It is busy here and had to settle for a crappy room with a late night techno club one side and a religious place that has it's own tannoy and does a breakfast show affair from 6am. We have high-tailed it from there and now we are in a cool place in Serendipity Beach and sorting out our Vietnam visas. At first glance Sihan. looks nice and there is a nice local vibe. At second glance it is a standard beachy place with the ex-pats leading the accom. area so much so that we spent...

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Feb 8, 2006 - Sihanoukville

We arrived at Sihanoukville with pretty numb arses after our off roading-all to see a diserted town!Great idea Karl!!! Anyhow we arrived at Serendipity Beach late afternoon, georgous!! At last a beach where the sun is shining!! We spent about 5 days here doing bugger all! We even sneaked a few early nights in without beers! I think Karl having a dodgy stomach might have helped this! The whole area is very 'new'. Like a very quiet Thailand. Really nice though especially after a 'Happy Pizza! We were very happy that night!! We also met some...

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Feb 4, 2006 - Sihanoukville - something different to everyone

Sihanoukville, Kompong Som, paradise on earth, festering armpit -- call it what you will -- Sihanoukville is a lot of different things to a lot of different people. I remember the first time I visited Sihanoukville -- just on an overnight trip before I moved to Phnom Penh. I have to admit to being quite charmed by it... the range of beaches, the good food and the ample range of accommodation. But that was a few years ago now, and I have to say each time I've revisited it I've liked it less and less. Don't get me wrong. I'm certainly not...

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Feb 2, 2006 - Beach Bums Once Again!!

Post a not so happy Phnom Penh visit we decided to lighten the mood with some time on the shore of Cambodia at a town called Sihanoukville, named for the present king. It was a nice switch and we enjoyed a good deal of fresh seafood and many giggles with the local kids. Though not as touristy as the Thai beaches, there was still a day excursion to go snorkeling and visit 3 islands. Chris got a good laugh as Julie and I floundered around a bit trying to get used to the snorkel gear. And I think his hand still hurts from me squeezing it so...

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Jan 25, 2006 - Sihanoukville

I left Siem Reap last Friday. I really enjoyed Siem Reap, so it wasn't that I was ready to leave...but more that the time had come for me to move on. So, Stephanie and I took a bus down to Phnom Penh, where we stayed one night before boarding another bus to Sihanoukville - the main beach town in Cambodia. The stories I had heard about Sihanoukville made me a little hesitant about what I was about to experience -- stories of theft, kids on the beach hounding you to buy their bracelets or fruit, and if unsuccesful in their attempts, they...

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