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Jun 21, 2017 - A Day with Mr Bun

Today was our pre arranged day with Mr Bun. He tried so hard to get us to visit every tourist attraction here in Kampot, but not wanting to spend all day, every day with Mr Bun, we selected 3 of the most popular activities in the region. Kampot Pepper, Kampot Salt and a fishing village, were our narrowed down choices, not thinking at all that these three go together nicely on a BBQ! So at our arranged time of 10am, Mr Bun was there outside our hotel, greeting us with a welcoming handshake and many 'Good morning Brother' and 'Good Morning...

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Jun 20, 2017 - Mr Bun and the Sunset River Cruise

Today, the plan is to explore the friendly and engaging town of Kampot, Cambodia. Actually, it is a city but with a small town feel. Hotel supplied breakfast was included in this accommodation package, so a leisurely breakfast was the order of the day and then a morning walk around town. As the morning was heating up, we decided to call our personal Tuk Tuk driver Mr Bun- who answers the phone "Hello Brother", followed by my reply, "Good Morning Mr Bun, this is Rod from the Boutique Hotel" , Mr Bun replies with-" yes, yes my friend, where...

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Jun 19, 2017 - The bus trip from Hell

Well, we have already managed to break one of the 10 Commandments of travelling in SE Asia- 'thou shalt NEVER travel in a mini van or bus unless it belongs to one of the Top 4 Bus companies' ! We unwittingly allowed our guest house manager in Sihankonville, to book us a trip from there, through to Kampot, which is about 2 and a 1/2 hours away. As it's low season, the larger buses are not plying this route, so a minivan is the most common transport, due to lack of passengers. We check out of our guest house and climb into the most...

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Jun 18, 2017 - Last day in Sihanoukville, Cambodia and another boat trip...

On the recommendations of many that we have met, we booked a speed boat trip to the Island of Koh Rong Sanloem. Our guest house owner kindly booked our trip for today, with a pickup from the front of the guest house at 10am. Shortly after the arranged time, a truck with rows of stainless steel seats arrives, we climb aboard and hold on, after a couple of other pick ups we arrive at the pier, where we are checked in for our trip. Not long after, we board our speed boat for the 1/2 hour trip and as soon as we cleared the Pier, the driver...

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Jun 16, 2017 - Bus Trip Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville

As part of our travel itinerary, and planning, we had originally planned to catch the train which is a recently re opened service from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville, however due to the train timetable, which would not see us arrive till late at night, we decided to catch the train on the return journey and book the bus instead. Fortunately, on the street corner just near our Hostel, there happened to be a booking office for trips, tours and all travel arrangements. We discussed with the man what we wanted and discussed the safest bus company....

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Feb 10, 2017 - A chilled couple of days in Kampot

The following morning we made our way back to ‘our favourite’ guest house (the one with the good food) as we had been told that the lady there sells onward bus travel which would include a pick up from the pier when we returned from the early boat. True to everyone’s word we were able to pick up tickets – me for Kampot and Audrey for Sianokville. Tickets in hand we gathered our things and headed in the direction of the boat to go back to the mainland. It was quite a windy morning which meant boats couldn’t dock on the beach we were staying...

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Feb 8, 2017 - No flushing toilet...no electricity....no wifi

I was picked up early for my trip down to Kep the next morning – it was another fun filled journey with a completely crazy mini bus driver. The weather was slightly overcast today, still warm but it made for a slightly more comfortable journey from that perspective at least. It was just a few hours down to the coast and before long I was able to see the mountains coming into view. In true Cambodian style the bus driver spotted some girls on the side of the road clearly waiting for something and offered them a ride down into Kampot (where we...

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Mar 6, 2016 - Kampot

Staying only one night in Kampot, we waste no time when we arrive. We check into our hotel, hand over our laundry, book a taxi for the afternoon, arrange a sunset cruise for the evening, and organise a bus to take us to Siem Reap the following day. We chuck our belongings in our room and head out to explore. Our taxi driver takes us up into the mountains of Bokor National Park. We climb further on foot until we are high enough to look down into the clouds. It feels like being stood on top of the world. Breathtaking! We walk through the...

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Mar 4, 2016 - Kep

So our large air conditioned bus turns up nearly 2 hours late in the form of a small minivan. The driver speaks very little English but, with the help of some locals he collects along the way, he is able to tell Jaime that he loves her. Hours later, after being swapped into a tuktuk for the final part of the journey, we eventually make it to Kep. The town is tiny and very quiet...the word sleepy comes to mind. But, having a wooden bungalow nestled in the jungle, we are quite happy to wile away a few days here. As are the treefrogs and...

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Jan 19, 2016 - Finding foodie heaven in Kep

The foodie fun continues. After a wet boat ride on the supply boat back to the mainland, we caught a shared van to Kep. While some of the young travelers complained about the lack of space, Fran and I were delighted that we each had a seat, a place to put our legs, and AC! It was the best trip yet! We have become quite easy to please. We totally chilled out in Kep, another place right on the beach. While the beach was kept clean, the only drawback was the murky water, but we enjoyed watching Cambodian families picnic in covered cabanas...

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Jan 10, 2016 - Snooker-you-ville, er, ah, Sihanoukville

We sure did seem to be accumulating lousy travel stories in SE Asia. Ke put us on the bus (yes, BUS this time--no more boats for me) to the coast, which required a change of buses in Phnom Penh. With hindsight being 20-20, I'd have done the Cambodian trip quite differently by staying in Phnom Penh (PP) at that point and then carrying on down the coast to Vietnam. BUT, that didn't happen. Instead, we boarded our bus on a random street corner in Battambang at 7:30 (it was supposed to leave at 7:00) and it took soooo long to get to PP that we...

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Apr 4, 2015 - Sihanoukville Cambodia

Sihanoukville is the major resort town of Cambodia. Once the haven of backpackers it is rapidly becoming a major cruise and world- wide holiday destination. It has miles of beautiful white sand beaches, warm waters and few people. The town has a huge central market that has everything from clothes to household goods. The great adventure here as in all of Southeast Asia is the Tuk Tuk ride. There are no rules of the road for the motor bikes and tuk tuks. Our tuk tuk was pulled by a small motor bike and driven by a driver who stayed waiting...

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