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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 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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Dec 9, 2014 - Hoi An/Ho Chi Min City/Can Tho/Ca Mau/Ha Tien/Kep

Four nights in Hoi An then flew into Ho Chi Min City to the usual frantic traffic – wave upon wave of beeping, overloaded motorbikes (4 on a bike is common – we’ve got a competition going to see who spots the first 5), swerving cars and trucks. No apparent road rules, red lights don’t apply to bikes turning right, or if it’s raining, or if it’s a day beginning with “M”……or so it seems. It really is a case of walking out into this maelstrom remembering just to walk slowly and steadily. Very unnerving. Over the last couple of weeks we’ve...

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Short and Sweet

Jan 10, 2014 - Ha Tien/Kep/Phnom Penh/Siem Reap/Battambang

Crossed into Cambodia with little fuss - the bloke issuing the visa demanded $25 each (officially $20) but, pre-warned, said we only had $22 so he accepted that. The “doctor”, a boy about 15 years old with a nurse’s watch pinned to his shirt and a mask around his neck, gladly accepted our $1 each for a “medical” (!!!!) without actually doing anything and that was that. Hum. The bike ride was great, through more rice fields and litter-strewn dust-covered villages. However, as our drivers were of normal Asian stature, the bikes only about...

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Nov 3, 2013 - 15th Entry

Hi folks (Just a good old North American greeting) We are now into our last days in Cambodia. Right now (at the time of writing this) we are in Kampot a charming little riverside village. Tomorrow we move to Kep which is on the coast of the Gulf of Thailand. (I think). We have met more young people (and people our age) travelling here than anywhere else. Cambodia has been a real eye-opener. We started in Seim Reap which is quite a wealthy little city by Cambodian standards. Lots of tourists dollars pouring into the town primarily by Korean,...

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Jun 14, 2013 - Beautiful Kep and its violent past.

Hi Folks What a gem of a place is Kep. The guide book says nothing much to do here but I could spend weeks photographing, everything from lovely people, market life, seaside and fantastic old villas ruined during the Khmer Rouge period. I found another gem of a tuk tuk driver named Lim who was my guide for much of the day. We set off along the coast road after picking me up from the hotel at about 9.00 and stopped at various points to take pics. Several touristy pics to start, just to give a flavour of the place. They seem to have spent a...

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Jun 13, 2013 - Travelling to Kep (on the South Coast)

Good evening from Kep on the South Coast. The day started with a bit of a hassle. I always wake early so didn’t use the alarm. When I did wake up it was 7.15. 1.5 hours later than I wanted! I was shaved and in and out of the shower in no time. Packing is usually one of my good points but I sort of tipped everything in and when the case was totally full and I was struggling with the zipper, there were still lots unpacked. Luckily I took a spare rucksack which came into its own. So that left me with one big case, my heavy camera rucksack and...

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Jan 9, 2013 - The motorcycle diaries - Cambodian version

Today I took my trusty bike aka "lil' bullet" for a ride along the coast to the beachside town of Kep. Kep is affectionately known to the ex pats in Kampot as being a bit gay and pretty much a rubbish place to visit. Then again the same ex pats call backpackers snails, when they have a pack on, slugs when they don't and pregnant snails when they have a pack on front and back! So off i rose on lil' bullet across some pretty bad road. its easy to navigate in this part of the world. Most of the roundabouts have statues on it, so its straight...

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Dec 4, 2009 - Kep

Plantations de poivre, lac secret, pannes en moto (mais toujours aide toute suite heuresement), plantations de riz, monasteres, marche de crab et surtout..beaucoup de hello et sourires des enfants... et voila ca fait une journee remplie :-) et cette fois vous pouvez pas vous plaindre quon a pas mis des photos :-p

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INDOCHINA

Jan 29, 2009 - Kep, Cambodia

Kep Kep was once the playground for the rich and famous in Cambodia, just along the coast from Sihanoukville. However it was severly ravaged by Pol Pot during the war, and you can clearly see the bullet holes in the walls of the building. We stayed in a nice place, backing onto the hills, in smart bungalows on stilts. Originally we planned to stay once night in Kampot, but didn't like the look of it as we passed through on the minibus! Spent a few days in Kep, 3 in total and hired a motorbike to explore with. You need transportation as its...

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Jan 18, 2009 - Kep

Kep, dernier stop avant de passer la frontiere Vietnamienne. Tres petite ville (4000 habitants) situe en bord de littotal. Celebre pour son marche au Crabe (voir Photos). Nous nous relaxerons le reste de la journe et etablirons notre strategie pour entrer au Vietnam. La suite au prochain episode. (j'oubliais, la partie de foot avec les Cambodgiens etait Geante) Hello friends, Strange town Kep, there is no town! This village was very in "vogue" before the trouble began in Cambodia. There're plenty af abandoned villa's next to the shore. It...

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