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Mar 25, 2009 - Sihanoukville, Cambodia

We woke up in Cambodia today. I pulled open the curtains and said, "Wow". 50 yards off the back of the ship (our balcony) was a small fishing village that looked to me like photos you see in National Geographic. Now I know where these hundreds of fishing boats are coming from that we have been seeing around for the past day. We heard that Sihanoukville was very small and not alot to see, so we decided ahead of time to make it a beach day. We caught the ship's shuttle bus. The first stop was in town at the market place. We stayed on, but...

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Mar 15, 2009 - Seaside Sihanoukville

I headed off on the 8.30am bus from Phnom Penh yesterday and travelled 5 hours south to the beachside town of Sihanoukville via a public bus with air conditioning set to minus 5. Unfortunately it was raining so the drive took longer than it was supposed to and I didn’t get in until 3pm. From there it was a 15 minute motorbike ride in the driving rain to get from the town centre to a gorgeous little place called Serendipity Beach. I didn’t fancy walking around getting saturated trying to find a place to stay so I just went to the first...

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Taking the Long Way

Mar 13, 2009 - Sihanoukville,cambodia

ALOHA TO ALL: Sihanoukville is a port no one seems able to pronounce...we're at Cambodia! Remember the rain at Singapore...cancelled deck party? Well, we more than made up for it under balmy full moon & stars night upon leaving Phu My. I even got in the Congo Line!! Haven't done that in years! We toured the deck, people joining & dropping off the line. Felt like a kid again!! But prior to arriving in this 'resort' port, we had a sea day that to share with you. Remember the quilters who are seated near us in the dining room? Well, after Viet...

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Mar 13, 2009 - Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Shhhhhhhhhhhnnnnnnnnnnnoooooookkviiiilllle!!! I'm sure that the mighty King Sihanouk would be most put out by the thought of it but with a name like that I think I was bound for disappointment! Thoughts of tiny little water dwelling smurf like creatures came to mind as the inhabitants of this quant little fairy tale town... in reality? I think I enjoyed saying SHHHHHAAAA NOUK VILLE more then I enjoyed staying there :)!!! The beaches, although nice, were of a similar standard to Phuket with alot more rubbish. I'm normally that person...

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Mar 9, 2009 - Sihanoukville, Cambodia

So i will just start out with the big news and say that there wont be any photos with this entry because i plugged my card reader into a computer in good old cambodia, and apparently it was infected with a virus, or at least thats what it says when i tried to plug it into another computer later and it refused to load the pics. but the biggest problem is that i lost all my photos!! for the enttire trip. over 300 in total! wish i could get ahold of the idiot who likes to make peoples lives hell just for fun by infecting computers with...

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Feb 2, 2009 - Beachy bliss part 2!

Hi Everyone! Thanks for all your replies so far....we have decided to go to Bangkok, from where we can use a more advanced travel system ie - sleeper trains, internal flights, comfy buses on good roads. We will still head to Laos and Northern Thailand, but hopefully make time for some island, beach time in the south (Matt wants to go to Kho Phi Phi) We are still lazing on the beach, being harassed by every type of person selling every type of thing! All the beach kids are amazed by scrabble, and enjoy showing us that they know their ABC's....

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Feb 1, 2009 - Beachy bliss!

Ahhhh, at last we are away from the hustle, bustle, dirt and noise....I am sat a computer, and when I peep over my screen I can see the sea....about ten meters away!!! Having visited a tiny, tiny place called Kep and found no room at the inn we went to Kampot (famouse for producing pepper). We then discoved that the road to the deserted hill station of Bokor was closed, we hot footed it to the costa-del-cambodia. So far I've eaten a cheese burger and a banana split, and I have nothing else to tell you all!! We are trying to decide between...

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Jan 28, 2009 - Battambang, Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville, Cambodia

19 Jan Up early for another boat ride to Battambang - journey to the port was interesting. How many people can you get in an 11 seater minibus? Yes that's right, 18! And it was run by the Krankies, this old lady with shaven hair who was the grumpiest person I have ever met. Then we picked up 2 Yanks from a swish hotel, and the Krankie lady told the woman to get in the front seat, to which she said "does it have seat belts? I can't sit in the front without seatbelts"- there was nearly a riot led by James who had little room in the back as it...

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Jan 11, 2009 - Sihanoukville

Bonjour a tous, Nous rejoignons Sihanoukville en bus, cite balneaire "phare" du Cambodge. Nous prenons donc le bus de la Capitale qui 6 heures plus tard nous depose sur le place principale de Sihanoukville. Les plages de sable blanc comble le manque de paysage tropical ... De nombreux Hotel Resort sont en construction ici et la sur les bords de plage, ce qui gache l'esprit des Bungalows et resto plage paillote qui resistent encore pour le moment, mais pour encore combien de temps ??? La nourriture (comme dans tout le pays du reste) n'est...

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Jan 5, 2009 - Sihanoukville

Sihanoukville was calming down from its New Year excesses when we arrived, the odd room were once again available, the guesthouses prices were approaching normality, and there was room on the beach once more. We ended up at a place called Cool Banana which had more than its share of Scottish football shirts on display, courtesy of the frequently drunk and slightly mad Scottish manager. The only shirt of significance missing was the Rangers top so Ian felt compelled to donate his 'Gers shirt to put the situation right. Sihanoukville is...

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Where's Malcolm?

Nov 22, 2008 - Sihanoukville to Kep, Cambodia South Coast

Phnom Penh – Sihanouk Ville – Kep – Phnom Penh Kingdom of Cambodia 21st-30th November We entered the Kingdom of Cambodia on 19 November, crossing the border from Chau Doc in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam. The immigration set-up resembled Old MacDonald’s forgotten farm buildings. The Khmer bureaucrats showed their love for rubber stamps and stickers with lots of meticulous stamping, stapling and scrutinising. Eventually our passports got even more decorations and our entry to Cambodia was secured. We headed straight to Phnom Penh and the...

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Oct 29, 2008 - Sihanoukville: back to beach life

Sihanoukville was our last time by the sea this trip, and we were here for the Cambodian coronation holiday, so there were at least as many holidaying Khmers as there were foreigners, which was nice. It is pretty heavily touristed, and the diving wasn't great (lots of sand and starfish, but not a lot else - we've been a bit spoilt with our previous diving!), but relaxing in the sun on the long white beach by the warm blue sea wasn't horrible(!). While we were here, we also went to eat at the Snake House - a cross between a restaurant and...

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