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Nov 9, 2006 - Day 57 - Down to the South Coast - Sihanoukville
We were rounded up from our guesthouse (cheapest and grimmest so far at $4 per night for a room that you couldn't swing a cat let alone a backpack in) at stupid o'clock for our transfer to the 'big bus' to Sihanoukville. Amid the chaos at the bus station, somehow all the tourists were relieved of their luggage, ushered straight onto the bus and into allotted seats before the locals scrummed on. We arrived into Sihanoukville bus staion to even more of a scrum of moto and taxi drivers wanting to take us to the beach. We ummed and ahhed for a...Jump to full entry
Oct 29, 2006 - THE Cambodia border crossing!!!
Well, as always preparation for a day or two's travelling end's in us all getting wasted on our last night and Ko Chang was no different. We met two english guys (Tom and Ben) and ended up on a bit of a session at the tree house bar, eventually 3 girls asked to join us, Ruby Wax, some Irish girl and Brucie (Good Game, Good Game) ... she had a big chin!! Anyway, the music being played by the DJ who is from Huddersfield of all places was awsome, if I hear a night of music that good again throughout my entire trip I will be very surprised......Jump to full entry
Oct 21, 2006 - Sihanoukville On the Gulf Of Thailand
@@@@@@@ KAPOORS ON THE ROAD The next morning, we decided to go and see the Royal Palace because Sophan had seemed pretty concerned that we had chosen to see the War Crimes Museum instead of something that all Cambodians are proud of. We asked him to take us there right after breakfast and he looked delighted that we would not miss the beautiful palace. As we purchased our tickets, we found that Jeong Ae was not going to be allowed to enter as she was wearing a sleeveless blouse. David and Jeong Ae hurried out the front gate to try and catch...Jump to full entry
Oct 10, 2006 - Sihanoukville
We arrive at the beach resort of Sihanoukville for a couple of nights R&R. The place ios really like any other beach resort, but very quiet at this time, and with somewhat poorer beach and sea than the islands around Thailand. It really is just a chance to chill out. The first night is notable purely for the display of our inimitable drunk host Sok, who turns up for dinner with us at 7 the first evening steaming drunk, and proceeds to last just until we finish dinner before passing out in the restaurant bar. We leave him behind, and call...Jump to full entry
Oct 1, 2006 - The Crossing (Matt)
It was pitch dark at 5:30AM as we rolled our bags through the quiet narrow streets to the market. We would find a taxi there, we were told. Sure enough, the stalls were already lit and open, and we found a taxi along the main street to take us to the bus station. Well, I should clarify that a 'taxi' here is really a covered pickup truck with wooden seats: in goes the bags and hold on (mostly to the bags to ensure they don't fly out on the corners). We arrived at the bus station fifteen minutes before the bus departure to find a minivan full...Jump to full entry
Sep 15, 2006 - Sihanoukville...
We got to the beach and it's really quite nice. Found a great little place on the waters edge.. although they all are. We got our stuff in the room and went to find a place to sit. Well we got swarmed by kids again.. they make you friendship bracelets "for free" and then they harrass you until you buy something off them. There are woman doing massages on the beach and selling fruit. Etc etc. I got 3 things for free off the kids. Their english is just mindblowingly advanced, all the kids everywhere that are begging can have an extremely...Jump to full entry
Sep 11, 2006 - CAMBODIA: Sihanoukville
Well sitting on the bus I was very sad to be leaving Sihanoukville. Leaving GST the guesthouse was even pretty sad for me as all the staff from the restaurant, email shop and reception came out to say goodbye and give me a small farewell present!! After 2 and half weeks I felt like I had lots of friends dotted around, locals and backpackers. I managed to receive 3 job offers without even looking!! Very tempting to stay although decided to stick with the original plan. The diving job was the biggest temptation although I was unsure and...Jump to full entry
Jul 24, 2006 - Back in the volunteer lifestyle!
Going away this weekend with the Cambodia volunteers made us feel right at home. It was really nice to feel part of a group again and have all the gossip like 'Does Diana fancy Sam or not?'. All good stuff. The afternoon we got there, we were driven on motorbikes (3 people on each) to a river where we had a chilly swim. It was lovely, but would have been better if you weren't always fighting the currents and looking for leeches. We were again haunted by horribly uncomfortable car journeys the next day when we went on a day trip to the hill...Jump to full entry
Jul 15, 2006 - Sihanoukvville - Beach Resort??
|Sihanoukville Sun, sea, sand, sex, drugs and rock'n'roll. That is what this place is known for. However they hope that this beach town will become something like the Queenstown or Gold Coast of Cambodia. High rise hotels are being built that have all the luxuries but they still omit to get the drainage, sewage and rubbish disposal sorted. Outside a magnificent hotel is a pile of rubbish and open drain. Beggars are everywhere selling stuff: bracelets, fruit, books, postcards, prawns, crayfish, coconuts, and even their bodies. They can...Jump to full entry
Jun 25, 2006 - PHNOM PENH - SIHANOUKVILLE - Mt BOKOR
Version francaise a la fin ........................... SUA S'DEI everybody! June 23rd: PHNOM PENH to SIHANOUKVILLE ************************************** We took a local bus at 3:00pm for a 4 hours ride to the Cambodian coast. The driver was more than easy on the horn and after 1 hour I decided to move at the back of the bus. The only space available was the platform over the motor, toasting my delicate butt, I decided to try to sleep, having 3 more hours to go. Equipped with my Ipod and my toasted butt, I finally fall asleep to be... waken...Jump to full entry
Jun 24, 2006 - Sihanoukville
24th. 5 Hour bus journey got us to sihanoukville (us being me, Tom, Rob and Russell, guys who I had been hanging out with at No9). Being persuaded on to a Moto rucksack and all (we each had our own) the drivers tried to 'abduct' us to their personal guest house. Not having any of it we made them take us to serendipity beach. A quick wander around found some cool guest houses right on the beach, also bumped in to Kevin (no not THE Kevin) who had arrived a couple of days before and also from No9. Got myself a v.nice (but basic) small...Jump to full entry
May 28, 2006 - Sihanoukville, Gulf of Thailand
At last, on the beach, even if it is just a short trip before the even better beaches of Vietnam - or so we have been told. This will be our first sight of the sea since Zanzibar way back on 18th March. Have covered a lot of ground since then! We will also be getting our first sight of the Pacific Ocean in a while. Just to add after our couple of days of R&R on the beach, the water was just beautiful. Some of the warmest water, we have ever been in, a real delight, and we had one absolutely amazing day to enjoy it, which is a bit of a...Jump to full entry