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Dec 17, 2007 - Shanoukville

I am now in Shanoukville, Cambodia. It is on the west coast of the country. It is a really lazy beach town. We were only planning on staying here a few days before heading on up the coast, but we have managed to still be here a week later. I wanted to spend my dirty thirty somewhere really exotic, since it is such a big b-day, and I think I found the spot. It has been such a nice week, and it was a great b-day too. Oh, many thanks to you all for the warm b-day wishes!!!! We have managed to just spend our days drinking pina coladas, laying...

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Jul 9, 2007 - Kem, Kampot, and Kate

Hey all, So after relaxing on the beach (or trying to between the rain showers), we headed west to the town of Kampot. This is a quaint little southern Cambodian town and it was one of the most charming cities of the trip. After finding a guesthouse, we wondered around near the river and had dinner at a highly recommended restaurant. While at dinner, we were making our plans for the next day when we met Steffen, a German traveler. Upon hearing our plans to take a tour of Bokor Mountain (the main attraction in Kampot) he suggested we rent...

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Apr 10, 2007 - Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

We arrived on this quiet piece of paradise April 10th - and are due to leave for Cambodia on April 21st. The pictures of this island speak for themselves. We made quick friends with the staff at our resort and found very little reason to leave (especially since we had A/C for the 40c weather, a fridge and an amazing view of the ocean). A place to chill out, relax and read a few books. Okay okay ... and have a massage or two! Phu Quoc Island is located in the Gulf of Thailand and only 15km south of Cambodia. It is part of the Mekong Delta...

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Oct 21, 2006 - Three Days on Phu Quoc (Matt)

It is idyllic here. The ocean stretches to the horizon with only wind-painted textures on its surface, free of the wrinkles of waves and the frothy crush as they break on the beach at home. A gentler, calmer ocean albeit spotted with the white globes of drifting jellyfish the size of dinnerplates. We have managed to coexist with them without incident. I don't believe they are especially nasty though likely have a sting in proportion to their size. I'd rather not find out. Ironic, then, that such external beauty seems to draw one inward into...

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Jul 24, 2006 - Phu Quoc Island

July 25 Phu Quoc ended up to be a terrific place after a rocky start. We initially had trouble with accomodations and the beach was a disaster (full of garbage)...our room smelled like a septic tank and we had unending trouble at restaurants, communication barriers etc. makes for a long story that i won't go into now. So we wasted one whole day (we only had 4) trying to find a place on the island that would make us happy...and we found it! Mango Bay was where we ended up staying. A beach side bungalo amongst mango and cashew orchards and...

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Mar 2, 2006 - To Kampot

02 March - To Kampot Up early, quick breakfast and David took me by motorbike to the bus station which was run by a private company. I was impressed with the standard of buses and it all seemed very civilised. My bus left, a third full, at 0740. After getting through the heavy traffic of Phnom Penh we were onto the main road, which was a single carriageway (although if another truck came along we meandered onto the verge). The driver started off driving very carefully but soon became as manic as any other Asian driver. We stopped after two...

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Feb 19, 2006 - To Phu Quoc Island

19 February - To Phu Quoc Island I opened the curtains of my room at 0715 and saw Nicolas looking incredibly cool in his shades sitting outside a cafe drinking iced tea. So I went to join him for a lemon tea. We went off to get the express boat, which left at 0815. The seats were arranged in two rows of four seats and our row was right in front of a large TV screen which was showing some girl groups singing some 80's sounding music. Then a martial arts video was shown! As Nicolas was next to a French couple on one side, he chatted to them...

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Jan 19, 2006 - Kam Pot

Megan got up nice and early this morning to have a final walk and swim along the beach! We had a share taxi coming to take us to Kam Pot at 11am, so we had some breakie, packed and waited for the taxi. There were 4 others waiting for the taxi as well. 11.30- no taxi, 11.45- no taxi (you have to get use to waiting a lot when you travel!). Then the manager of the hotel we stayed at and who was waiting for the taxi come, came up to all 6 of us and gave us all a lovely scarfe and shook our hands and said "goodluck" then we saw the car arrive...

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Mar 14, 2005 - VIETNAM - Phu Quoc Island

We were up at 4am to catch our flight but when we saw the blue-green sea so early in the morning, we knew we made the right choice and actually, we could sleep on the beach! We stayed at 'Club Tropicana' which was recommended to us and it was a lovely place with bungalows looking over the beach with its white sand and clear water. We wanted to take a beach break before making the final push through Cambodia and Angkor Wat - so we decided here would be great. It is not very touristy yet, the amenities are quite basic, but it was just what we...

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Mar 13, 2005 - Kampot

We finished work officially, on Friday, and decided to explore a bit of southern Cambodia before we leave in a few days. On a strict timetable, we decided to bike it, as it's on of the best roads in the country. Now home, safe and sound, it was the best idea. It was so much fun to drive through the countryside with children calling out hello and waving all the way down, being able to stop off in a remote market, or visit an intriguing temple down a dusty road. It's also a surprisingly exhausting way to travel and the poor bums are a bit...

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Mar 7, 2005 - Crashing Phu Quoc

Is this business? Is it pleasure? Many times the travel I'm doing involves little leisure, what with trudging through hotel room after hotel room and politely telling the 43rd receptionist who's shown me around that day that no, I don't think I'll stay here tonight, thanks, and feeling the disappointed (or dirty) looks boring into my back as I walk out to go next door and do it again. But sometimes there are days when I can collapse on a white-sand beach for an hour, take a swim in warm turquoise seas, watch basket boats bobbing in a slow...

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