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Jul 25, 2008 - Episode 13: Ground Hog Day

The last 13 Days: Our trip to Sihannoukville was set to be a break from the road for a few days. A town on the coast of Cambodia SV is a collection of beaches. Pre-commercialisation, the family run/ ex-pat funded restaurants and hostels have charm, far from the developed city beaches of Nha Trang in Vietnam. We stayed in a guesthouse on serendipity beach called Makara, holiday type bungalows with bathrooms and aircon, quite different to our current cocaroachy abode. On our first day here we bumped into Kimberly. We had previously met in Hoi...

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Mar 23, 2008 - Sihnouville

I arrived in Sihnouville after a one night stop over in Phnom Penh and then a painless 4 hour bus journey. After a night in a guesthouse where the door looked like it was going to fall apart at any second and people standing right outside my room completely freaking me out, i moved to a place owned by four guys from Cambridge and a menu which had marmite, PG tips and PROPER cheddar cheese! I know its sad but simple things like a cheese sandwich are a life saver when your this far from home. Sihnouville itself was ok, nothing really that...

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My Big Adventure

Mar 14, 2008 - Sihanoukville

Me and Adam were out drinking for our last night in Siem Reap and so were feeling a little groggy when we were waiting for the bus to pick us up at 6am. Ahead of us lay an uncomfortable journey of 12 hours to Sihanoukville, which involved a change of buses in Phnom Penh. The buses themselves were not too bad, but after a number of hours the seats started to become decidedly uncomfortable and we were very relieved when we arrived and were taken by motorbike to a guesthouse on the beach. Sihanoukville is the main beach resort of Cambodia and...

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Mar 1, 2008 - Coastal Cambodia, Sihanoukville

Sihanoukville (nous ne savons toujours pas la vrai prononciation....) est une ville de plage. Nous avons fais la rencontre d'un couple d'allemand. Voir photo ci jointe: toujours tres interessant de discuter actualite politique en prenant une biere pour 50 cent et un rome et coke pour 75 sous!. Surpenant aussi de voir sur le menu "papier a rouler" (pour le pot)!! Fumer de la marijuana au restaurant est normal et acheter du Viagra au depanneur du coin est chose commune...mais nous nous sommes contentes des plages, de l'eau hyper chaude et du...

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Jan 24, 2008 - Sihanoukville to Phnom Peng to Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

Sihanoukville 21 - 23 Jan This beach resort is THE perfect place to unwind - not that I need it after only 10 days or so - but any excuse to laze around on a beach! Took in a great boat trip to one of the more isolated islands, went snorkelling from the boat (great fun but I need more practice to gain confidence out of my depth),did some basic fishing from the boat and just chilled out! Did much swimming and think I may have caught the sun - OUCH! - I have! Great BBQ seafood here with Barracuda a firm favourite, out with the gang again last...

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Jan 23, 2008 - Sihanoukville

Having seen the atrocities in Phnom Penh the Cambodians have had to endure from Pol Pot's prison and the Killing Fields, the stunningly beautiful temples of Angkor Wat and an unbelievable boat ride through floating villages to Battambang it was time for us to relax. In order to relax and sun our white bodies we headed South to the fine sands of Sihanoukville. This beach in Cambodia is quickly becoming famous along the backpacker trail but also with the middle and upper class society of Cambodians. We spent many a day stretched out on 2 of...

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Jan 8, 2008 - Sihanoukville, Cambodia

After another short bus ride, we are in Sihanoukville, Cambodia, which seems to be Cambodia's nicest beach. We found a cute little hotel, which has little wooden bungalows right by the beach. Very nice, except the wooden walls are not sealed very well. Which means that during the night, all you have is a mosquito net to protect you from anything that comes crawling, or flying, in. Everything here is very relaxed.. We hung out on the beach today, went to happy hour, and had dinner.. There are a lot of cute little bars right on the water.....

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Dec 28, 2007 - FR : Cambodge suite et fin

En louant une petite moto a Battambang, nous decouvrirons nos premiers villages cambodgiens. Le lendemain debout 5h30, bateau a 7h pour arriver 8 heures plus tard. La route fut tout simplement magnifique : bateau de pecheurs, villages sur l'eau, marecages. Nous arrivons a Siem Reap, passage oblige de tous touristes se rendant au Cambodge. Cette ville represente l'unique interet d'etre situee a quelques kilometres des temples d'Angkor. A notre arrivee au port, un homme avec une pencarte mentionnant nos noms. Les guesthouses de Siem Reap...

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Nov 24, 2007 - Holiday in Cambodia

Good news first: My journal has just received a sponsorship from MyTripJournal.com! It was good timing as my subscription was just coming to an end, and to tighten the belt I probably wasn't going to renew. I wouldn't have accepted the sponsorship if I didn't think MyTripJournal is a very good travel website. It's worked great for me and has saved hundreds of lost photos (it has unlimited photo storage), is a permanent record of my trip, and ofcourse has allowed my mom to keep track of me at all times. But enough quasi-promoting for...

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Oct 19, 2007 - OWEES

We are back. That's right not dead yet, though we do feel batted. We took the bus down to Kampot, a quaint little shit hole. I mean place. There really is only one reason to go there and that is the national park Bokor that it practically sits on. This is a set of forest covered mountains the tallest of which is 1078m. Now I'm not being rude about this place as such it's just fallen on very hard times. It use to be the French Colonial Officer retreat, it then became the same for the Cambodian royal family. Then the war happened. What was...

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Shell & Ad's travels

Jun 26, 2007 - Phnom Penh: The good, the bad, and the ugly

Hey all, So the Cambodia adventures continue with our trip to Phnom Penh, the capital. As many of you know, this was the site of the Khmer Rouge genocide in the mid-1970's. Since then the city has had a struggle trying to cope and recover with what happened. Actually, cope might not be the perfect word, because from what we can gather, it isn't really discussed among the Cambodian people. It has become a means of tourism and the foreigners are the ones who want to talk about it and try to understand. For the Cambodians themselves, that past...

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Apr 22, 2007 - Cambodia was a delightful surprise...

...especially Siem Reap, except for the heat. 40 degrees is so hot that the heat from the street radiates up you legs and they actually feel like they're burning. (they said last week was hot, this week we're lucky.) Went to the huge, interesting outdoor market in search of "First They Killed My Father" book which I have heard reference to - AND I found it. Bad knockoff, not all of the words photocopied, and some of the words are cut off the page - just makes the treasure more precious I guess. Found our anniversary gifts here, lots of...

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