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Oct 20, 2010 - Phnom Penh & Kampot

Having arrived in Phnom Penh my first priority was to organise a 3-month multiple entry visa at the Vietnamese embassy, so I can catch up with Agnes, Henrik and Marianne later in my trip. I got there just after opening at 08.30am, expecting long queues and lots of administrative work, only to discover that I was their first customer that they would be able to issue me with the visa by the end of the day, all be it for a fee of $ 110. This simplified things for me considerably meaning that I could move on from Phnom Penh much quicker than...

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Sep 11, 2010 - Kampot

Kampot war unsere letzte Stadt in Kambodscha, in der wir dann sogar nochmal eine Woche verbracht haben. Frueher war die Stadt beruehmt fuer ihren tollen Pfeffer, der in keiner guten Kueche von Paris fehlen durfte. In der Umgebung gibt es noch einige Pfefferplantagen und Kampot Pepper ist wohl das gaengigste Mitbringsel aus der Stadt, die auch bei eher wenigen Touristen auf der Reiseroute liegt. Schade eigentlich, weil die Stadt selbst wirklich gemuetlich ist, man, mal wieder, sehr gut essen kann und in der Umgebung zahlreiche...

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Jan 16, 2009 - Kampot

Bonjour les amis, Pas de photos disponible pour le moment de Sihanoukville, un virus s'est introduit sur notre memory card, les photos ne sont pas perdus, mais les antivirus des cybercafes en Asie ne sont pas au top ... Kampot ne se trouve pas tres loin de la cote Cambodgienne, petite bourgade sans interet. La campagne des alentours est magnifique, nous visitons une plantation de poivre, des "salt Fields" (j'oublie mon francais parfois), des grottes ou les Khmers rouge se cachaient pendant la guerre et flannons le reste de la journee au...

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Oct 27, 2008 - Kampot & Kep

Our 3 hour journey to Kampot turned out to take 6 (tho the journey was beautiful), so we arrived in the dark - and it's very dark here cos there're no street lights (no electricity at all quite often). We checked into the nearest guesthouse, made friends with a dog there (called Wayne), and then walked confusedly down random streets till we found the river and some dinner (which was delicious). The next morning we caught the early morning bus to nearby Kep (good thing we're staying next to the bus station!). Kampot is an old colonial river...

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Jul 13, 2008 - Episode 12: A River Runs Through It

Day 39: Kampot is a small town, near the south coast of Cambodia. Really quite quiet, the hostels reflecting the outdoor feeling of hostels in australia. We stayed in Orchid Hotel, with our own air-con bungalow and a bar outside, it was lovely. The ghekkos here are everywhere, that night Tom counted 25 on the ceiling above us. Unfortunatley the mosquitos are everywhere too and rather a lot larger than their vietnamese relatives. We ate in a sri lankan restaurant that night called Bamboo Light Cafe, very nice food by the river and the most...

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Nov 28, 2007 - Sihoukanville

Sihanoukville is one of those little beach towns with soft white sand that sucks you in like quicksand and doesn't want to let go. Two days can easily turn into... oh, twelve before you realize that there is a world beyond the orange sunsets that are burned into your retinas on a nightly basis. As I am writing this at the internet cafe I am getting a back massage, a pedicure, drinking a pina colada, being tattooed, getting dreadlocks, eating a bowel of fish curry, and having my back hair removed with dental floss. It is quite an impressive...

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Jan 19, 2007 - Phnom Penh - Kampot

Wij stonden keurig klaar om kwart over zeven ophet busstation. De bus zou om half acht vertrekken van PP naar Kampot. In Cambodja werkt dat echter niet zo, werd dus een half uurtje later. Ook de plaatsen die we hadden gereserveerd (lekker voorin en niet aan de zonkant) waren dubbel geboekt, dus wij belanden net voor de achterbank in de volle zon. Het ging niet snel, de weg was vol kuilen en zo achter in de bus krijg je dan een soort Six Flags beleving, je hoofd tegen het plafond! Gelukkig stapte halverwege mensen voorin uit en konden we...

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Jul 22, 2006 - Kampot

Polo and I decided to head over to the sleepy town on Kampot for a bit of a vacation from Phnom Penh's madness. We were wanting to spend the least amount of money possible so when we arrived we went straight to Polo's distant distant relatives to try and possibly acquire a free moto for the day. It was instant success, we didn't even have to mention needing a moto and they had already offered us their's. We spent that day going around the town and then over to a waterfall and a few villages. Polo really enjoyed himself as he said he's never...

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Jul 19, 2006 - Kampot, Cambodia

To Kampot for 2 days q. I ordered a taxi that tried to put 7 of us and all our bags and a guitar into one small 4 door car. I said, "No" very loudly. It took some bargaining but we did end up with 2 cars b. I am getting pretty good at this bartering / bargaining/arguing or whatever you want to call it c. All day tour of Bakor National Park including ex Kings holiday bach, concubine house and massive restaurant, and huge Hotel and casino with small town to service it. Nice to be Royal! d. But it has had a hard life, firstly abandoned during...

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Karen's Trip 2006

Jun 30, 2006 - Kampot and the Bokor Hill Ghost Town

Up and left Sihanoukville and headed for kampot. Couldn't find Russell (who I was supposed to be going with), so left him to it and went off to the bus station to try get a shared cab as there were no buses going to kampot. Shared cabs in cambodia are hilarious, largely consisting of a broken down old car with as many cambodians shoved into it as possible. My only surprise was that they didn't make use of the boot. I was given the choice of either paying 4 dollars and sharing the front seat with someone else of paying double and having it...

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Rich Goes Travelling

May 9, 2006 - Kampot

Having spent far longer than we'd planned in Sihanuk's Ville, we shared a taxi with a fellow traveller we'd met during a slitely inebriated night in our hostel bar, over to Kampot. While Kampot itself isn't the most interesting, it works nicely as a base to visit both the ghost town of Bokor, and the seaside town of Kep. Bokor was previously built as an entertainment complex for the French elite during the 1920's, but has been neglected, then partially rebuilt, and then placed under a state of disrepair whilst under the occupancy of the...

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Apr 26, 2006 - Kampot & Kep

From Sihanoukville I made my way along the coast (in a 'share taxi' - in which they managed to squeeze 6 plus driver in a regular car) to the pretty town of Kampot, which sits on the river. From here I visited the nearby Bokor National Park on a day trip. Bokor is high-up in the mountains and was home to a hotel/casino complex built by the French in the 1920s and abandoned in the 1970s when the Khmer Rouge took control. We took a pick-up truck to get up the badly damaged road (apparently some of the larger pot-holes were caused by...

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