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Mar 21, 2007 - Cambodian Beach Life

Hello, I've spent the last few days having a splurge at the beach in Sihanoukville. I left Phnom Penh on Sunday and took the bus to Kampot. Kampot is a small city near the coast and right on the river. It's quite pretty but there's not a lot going on. It reminded me of Savannakhet in Laos. I love these places just because they are so un-touristed. I don't think that will be the case in a few years, especially in Kampot as it's the gateway to Bokor National Park, but for the time being, the infrastructure is just being developed. I only...

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Eileen's Grand Tour

Mar 8, 2007 - Phu Quoc Island (Vietnam)

Had a great feeling approaching An Thoi , southern port of Phu Quoc island. 18 months ago Vix and I had landed here and, after exploring the island, I had dreamed of returning and introducing friends to its beaches and climate. So here we were, five of us. and with some knowledge of the island I was looking forward to some new adventures. A forward booking at Cassia Cottages did not disappoint, in fact it surpassed my expectations. Based around a beautiful plantation villa, the 'resort ', formerly a colonial plantation house, now...

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Mar 4, 2007 - From Sihanouk Ville (Cambodia) to Ho Chi Minh City

Well. We've finally managed to drag ourselves away from Funky Hut on the Thai island of Koh Chang and a blissful 2.5 weeks of sun, sea, seafood and all-round chill. One of the lovely things about travelling is the people you meet along the way and we've been most fortunate to encounter some fantastic and interesting people whose adventures and/or lives will stay with us for some considerable time to come. Amongst the highlights will be the unexpected and delighted surprise of Thailand which wasn't even originally on our itinerary but which...

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Feb 24, 2007 - Sihanoukville

Having spent a few days doing intensive tourist stuff, I decided to head to the main beach area of Cambodia. Conveniently it is also the place where you can get a Vietnamese visa quickest and cheapest. I stayed in a guesthouse west of the town, near a couple of beaches in that direction. The road I stayed on was supposed to be the main backpacker area to stay so I was looking forward to meeting some people. It turns out that the one street consists of go-go bars, guesthouses and restaurants. The first specialising in women, the second in...

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Geraint's World Trip

Feb 23, 2007 - Sihanoukville

This morning I took the bus to Phnom Penh and then another one to Sihanoukville on the Cambodian coast. This is where I plan to stay until I head back to Bangkok around March 6th or 7th. Everywhere close to the beach was booked tonight so I finally just took a room and told the moto driver to come back and get me in the moring and I will go searching for places after people have checked out.

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My World Odyssey

Feb 11, 2007 - Sihanoukville

Arrived at sihanoukville, went for a nice walk along the beach on sunday evenin, then spent the next 2 days sick as a pig with food poisoning. got to the beach for the las t few days, and promptly got sunburn. the beach was real nice though. met a few people and hung round with them. never bothered goin into the town cus another guy i met said it was basically a giant brothel. Then went back to Pnomh Penh because i had flight to Kuala Lumpur on the 17th. I'll write about that and Borneo when i next get time. Cheers, hope ure all well and...

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Mouzer's World Tour

Jan 24, 2007 - ZonsRondergang in Sihanoukville

Om vier uur in de ochtend werden we wakker van een onheilspellend geronk. Klonk als een vlucht B52 bommenwerpers die na 18 jaar terugkeerde uit de cambodjaanse jungle. Vanaf het balkon konden we vaststellen dat het ging om de vissersvloot die met ronkende motoren terugkeerden van een nacht vissen. Die vissersvloot bestaat uit meer dan 100 vissersbootjes die iedere dag tussen 4 en 6 de haven verlaten en na 12 uur vol met vis weer terugkeren. Tijdens ons brommertochtje van vandaag ontdekt we naast Sihanoukville het langgerekte vissersdorp...

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Jan 23, 2007 - Met de taxi naar Sihanoukville

De taxi kwam netjes op tijd voorrijden bij ons guesthouse en we hadden riant de achterbank voor ons tweetjes. Even later persten zich 2 dames op de stoel naast de bestuurder, die zelf nog een vriendje naast zich kreeg. Dus vier mensen voorin en twee achterin. Grootmoedig kozen wij de dame met de dunste billen uit en nodigden haar uit om tussen ons op de achterbank plaats te nemen. Natuurlijk waren ze heel dankbaar. De taxi scheurde in dik 2 uur naar Sihanoukville, waar we ons lieten afzetten bij het Guesthouse dat ons door iemand die we...

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Jan 11, 2007 - Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Just got here and loving it already, just like another Goa but not so developed. Only a matter of time though. Am out at the moment having just sampled a couple of local Mekong whiskies - the real gear.... I'll let you know later the outcome. Cheers.... Pat... Think golden sand. Think bright blue skies. Think cooling waves lapping on the shore. Think soaking up the rays on a sunlounge. Think daily hour long massages. Think tropical fruit smoothies. Think Sihanoukville. If there was ever a place to chill out and get away from the remnants...

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The Wanderer

Dec 28, 2006 - Sihanoukville

So we headed down for the beach. It was really nice and relaxing. The water was perfect and I was once again cursing Jonathan for loosing my goggles back in france. We busted out Harold and he was once again a hit with the kids. I can't wait for you all to meet him. People sold absolutely everything on the beach, as expected, and Sarah was constantly hiding from everyone whom she had promised to buy stuff from. She couldn't say no to anyone and ended up getting all the hair on her body threaded, manicures, pedicures, at least one massage a...

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Dec 14, 2006 - Sihanouk Ville

We came to this small town on the coast hoping to relax after the full on experience of Phnom Penh and that's pretty much what we did. There's not a lot to see but there are some very nice beaches and it's very undeveloped relative to Thailand's resorts- maybe what somewhere like Koh Samui would have looked like 10-15 years ago. Mosquitoes are a problem, so were some of the local vendors especially the massage ladies who are a real pain in the arse- they come up and ask if you want a massage, and when you say 'no thanks' they demand 'why...

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Nov 11, 2006 - Day 59 - Kampot - Pepper Town

Another jouney today, but this time we treated ourselves to a taxi for the 2 hour trip. It was either that or a "share taxi" with 25 cambodians and us (literally) crammed into a car/strapped to the roof. So we decided the extra expense was worth it. We drove through absolutely stunning scenery on the way to Kampot along the coast and past Bokor hill station, up on the mountain, which was our reason for coming to this neck of the not-very-touristy-and-slightly-surreal/sinister woods. As Rob so elloquently said Kampot looks like a town that...

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