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May 19, 2006 - Krong Koh Kong & Sihanoukville, Cambodia

We crossed the border from Thailand into Krong Koh Kong and were immediately greeted by a crowd of people offering to take us into town by motorbike. We declined on the basis that a) getting two people with all our luggage onto a bike would be near impossible and b) the chances of getting a helmet were non-existent and accidents are common place! We only stayed one night in Koh Kong as there wasn't a great deal to do so headed off to the beach and some sunshine (or so we thought). The journey showed us that the state of the roads in...

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May 18, 2006 - Sihanoukville

Sihanoukville.....south coast of Cambodia with beaches, snorkelling and diving. Unless you arrive at the beginning of a 3 day storm and it rains constantly! Ah well at least we could get up to date on email, blogs,backgammon (turning into a marathon), visas etc! I'm sure it would be a lovely little place when the suns out- plenty of bars and restaurants by the beach!

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May 7, 2006 - Sihankoukville

Siahankoukville - I promised Scott a stay at a nice beach resort before he returned to the states and this is it. As the rainy season is approaching the crowds are almost nil and off season pricing is the order of the day. Still it hardly rained at all, the water temperature was bathtub warm and the air temp was surprisingly temperate. A nice relaxing place to visit. Don't go for the diving though, seems dynamite fishing was was too popular in the past and there is not much to see. :-<

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Apr 26, 2006 - Sihanoukville

Wendy, Lyndell, Geneva, Nick and I got to Sihoukville about 2 days before the Khmer New Year. Luckily we were able to get a great little hotel right across the street from the beach. $8 fan and $12 Air-Con. Poor Geneva the second day had another stroke of bad luck and learned that she was allergic to the mangos she had been eating the day before. When she woke up in the morning her face was all swollen so she had to take the first taxi back to PP to go to the doctor, along with Nurse Lyndell. The next day however, we were joined by Bruce...

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Apr 24, 2006 - Sihanoukville, Cambodia - Recharging our Batteries

Sihanoukville, Cambodia - Recharging our Batteries For almost 2 weeks straight we have been on the go, changing hotels almost daily and busy exploring and both Vietnam and Cambodia with vigour. Friends and family from back home commonly ask us, 'Aren't you sick of travelling?' or 'Are you not tired out of living out of your bag all the time?' For over 7 months now the answer has been 'No' but for the first time, I think we were both, and especially me, feeling run down and tired. Typically, we try to stay in one place for a minimum of two...

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Apr 24, 2006 - Sihanoukville, Cambodia - Recharging our batteries

Sihanoukville, Cambodia - Recharging our Batteries For almost 2 weeks straight we have been on the go, changing hotels almost daily and busy exploring and both Vietnam and Cambodia with vigour. Friends and family from back home commonly ask us, 'Aren't you sick of travelling?' or 'Are you not tired out of living out of your bag all the time?' For over 7 months now the answer has been 'No' but for the first time, I think we were both, and especially me, feeling run down and tired. Typically, we try to stay in one place for a minimum of two...

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Apr 23, 2006 - Turning 33 in Cambodia

Well I left Don Khong and caught a local bus down to the Lao-Cambodian border to find that it was open and contrary to what my guide-book said you could buy a tourist visa (plus a 'fee' of $2US - ie. bribe to the police) on the spot. The border crossing reminded me a bit of the first border John and I crossed last September from Mexico to Guatemala. The Lao customs was about 20km along a dirt track heading into the jungle, which was a far as the bus ran. It was then onto a pick-up truck for a further 30 minutes to the Cambodian side. A...

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Apr 4, 2006 - Cambodia - Sihanoukville

Took an early morning flight to Phnom Penh in Cambodia and then jumped straight on a bus to Sihanoukville on the coast. Only about 4 hours and the bus was air-conditioned and very comfortable compared to the ones I experienced in India and Sri Lanka. My friend Paul and I planned to take a 4 day diving course (PADI) here, unfortunately Paul seems to have worked himself to near death in recent weeks and almost immediately developed a bad cold so we had to cancel the diving. We still got a book and the t-shirt though. I also developed a...

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Apr 3, 2006 - Sihanoukville

Von Phnom Penh nach Sihanoukville faehrt man ueber eine tadellose Strasse durch ziemlich dicht besiedeltes Gebiet. Die zweite Haelfte der Vier-Stunden-Fahrt fuehrt durch die Huegel der Elephant Mountains und ist auch landschaftlich sehr schoen. Sihanoukville, benannt nach dem Prinzen Sihanouk, der 1954 fuer Kambodscha die Beendigung der franzoesischen Kolonialherrschaft errungen hat, ist der bedeutendste Hochseehafen des Landes und zugleich ein beliebter Badeort. Das geht zusammen, weil erstens im Hafen alles andere als hektische...

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Apr 1, 2006 - Sihanouk Ville

We caught the bus to Sihanoukville, which wasn't quite the VIP bus described by the hotel but never mind. Four hours across a reasonable road surface, with some limited A/C, and Cambodian Karoake on was bareable thanks to the IPOD. I had managed to get some supplies in from a bakery for the journey and we had delcious french pastries to sustain us on the trip. We decided to use one of the touts at the bus station when we arrived to transfer us to a guest house. The Mealy Chandra had the appearance of a pleasant Cambodian guest house at...

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Mar 27, 2006 - A lone stretch of beach...Sihanoukville, Cambodia

The hustle and bustle of the big city is over and we are relaxing on the beaches of Cambodia....I never knew Cambodia had beach's....but I never knew much about Asia before getting here! The beach we're on is long, white, and empty! There's tonnes of beach chairs but no one in them! I guess we're here in the off season! It suit's us fine. We plan on staying here for about 6 days, we've been away from the water too long and the water here is bathtub warm...seriously, it's quite strange! We haven't done anything here at all...just the usual,...

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Mar 26, 2006 - The Cambodian Coast

Sihanoukville, Cambodia Some much needed R&R was headed our way as we left Phnom Penh for the coastal reaches of Cambodia. A little sand and sea were just what we needed to recharge from the long hot days of visiting temples and the stiffling heat of the city. After some initial trouble with motorbike taxis, we settled into Serendipity Beach and resolved to do a whole lot of not much. Laying in the sun, sipping drinks, and finding nice settings for meals was the order of the day. For once the beating tropical heat was tempered by a cool...

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