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Jan 16, 2013 - Visiting Sihanoukville

Named for the former King, Sihanoukville's coastline is bedecked with sandy beaches and sprinkled with picture perfect tropical islands fringed with swaying coconut trees. Feast on fantastic local seafood, take a day trip snorkeling the coral reefs and exploring the islands, or just sit back in a deck chair and let the warm breeze caress you as the waves wash gently at your feet. It doesn't get much better then this.

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Mar 25, 2012 - Cambodia - Days 14 - 17- Beaches of Sihanoukville

Took a bus bound for Sihanoukville at noon, and arrived around 3:45pm. Took a short tuk-tuk ride into town from the bus stop and took a room at Zana Guest House - it's a newer establishment with good reviews. Clean room, warm shower with a fan. Sihanoukville is not what we expected for a beach destination. Very touristy, full of old men with young Cambodian girls and the beach was littered with garbage. With little to do around the area we took it easy. We found a few great places to eat, had a wonderful fresh fish bbq the first night we...

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Feb 23, 2012 - Sihanoukville 2.22-2.23

Although I didn't do a lot in Sihanoukville I really loved every second that I was there. The days passed by really quickly and I really felt like I was on a vacation from traveling. It was really nice to be somewhere for more than a few days and get settled into a kind of routine and feel comfortable in my surroundings. Every morning I wake up and go across the street to Sunshine Cafe and eat breakfast with Renata and then lay on the beach and read for a couple hours. I'll have a snack and maybe go back to the hostel to check my mail or...

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Feb 21, 2012 - Another day in Paradise

Today was a very typical Sihanoukville day. Pretty much represented my average day here. Woke up early because of all the noises outside the hut (roosters, tuk tuks, motorbikes, and other ambient noises). Went across the street to Sunshine Cafe for breakfast- had a veggie omelet with a huge baguette, jam, and a pot of green tea (my typical Sihanoukville breakfast). Most days that I've been here I've eaten all of my meals at Sunshine Cafe. The people I've met all eat here and its nice to hang out and eat with everyone. I am getting a bit...

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Feb 20, 2012 - Back to Sihanoukville

Took the minibus from Kampot to Sihanoukville- back to Mushroom Point. Although relaxing by the river in Kampot was nice and the hike was fun, there was not much else to do in the city. I definitely didn't want to stay in Kampot any longer than two nights. One full day was really all I needed in that city. Originally I was just going to go straight to Vietnam from Kampot, but I realized I already missed being in Sihanoukville. I felt weird about going back to a place I had already spent 5 nights but I remembered that this trip is more of a...

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Feb 17, 2012 - Cambodge rural - belle surprise

Départ de Phnom Penh vers Sihanookville avant-hier pour un autre périple en autobus qui s'est avéré mémorable. Comme vous le savez déjà, nos promenade en bus sont habituellement très colorées ! Celle-ci aussi !!!!Le bus était OK, la conduite du chauffeur aussi pour une fois, mais..... Il y avait plusieurs enfants dans le bus et nous avons pu expérimenter comment les cambodgiens nettoient les dégâts en chemin. On s'explique, nos voisins de derrière étaient 1 maman avec 1 garçon de 6 ans et 1 fille de 2 ans (environ). Les deux ont été malades...

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Feb 17, 2012 - Sihanoukville 2.13-2.17

I'm so behind with updating this trip journal- a whole week behind! In order to catch up I'm not going to spend a long time describing each day, I'll going to write this entry in bullet point form so I can get it down quicker. Monday- February 13 - Got to Sihanoukville after spending the night on the most uncomfortable bus ride I've ever been on - Took a motorbike from where the minibus dropped me off to my hostel. I couldn't believe that the driver could fit my big pack in front of him and then have me on the back with my other backpack...

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Feb 16, 2012 - Sihanoukville

Today we travelled by public bus to Sihanoukville. The bus itself was an experience as they feel the need to keep you entertained with Cambodian music videos playing the whole way. I now know why I've never heard of any Cambodian singer. Sihanoukville's what you'd generally expect of a popular Cambodian touristy beach town (if anyone ever generally thinks of it). Loads of bars, tattooists and beauty parlours- note to self: do not get another massage in Asia, the last two definitely were prostitutes. So we went to the main beach for some...

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Feb 15, 2012 - Départ pour une île déserte nommée Koh Rong Sanloem

Bon matin Petit message pour vous dire que nous sommes arrivés sur la côte sud-ouest du Cambodge ce soir et partons demain matin tôt en bateau pour une petite île afin de faire de la plongée et de la plage. L' île est à 2 heures de bateau d'ici. Nous planifions y rester de 2 à... 7 jours...ahahaha Nous n'aurons pas accès à internet (selon ce que l'on sait) alors on se reparle dans quelques jours avec un beau gros texte et de belles photos j'espère ! Pour l'instant, nous adorons le Cambodge et les cambodgiens...

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Feb 13, 2012 - Bus to Sihanoukville

When I booked my bus to get from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville the travel agency showed me pictures of the night bus and I was pleasantly surprised how nice it seemed, given that I heard really bad stories about Cambodian buses. In the pictures, the seats looked like soft leather colored recliners with lots of leg room. The guy working at the tourist agency also told me there was a bathroom on the bus and even showed me a picture of the nice toilet I should expect to see. He also told me that the bus ride would be about 9-10 hours long. So I...

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Feb 7, 2012 - Sihanoukville

After all the hustle and bustle of the city we headed to Sianoukville for some beach time! We had seen way to much of the Mekong River! As soon as we arrived we headed for the beach there were lots of children selling general bits and bobs that no one needs. But more importantly the beach wasn’t all that – no one was sunbathing as it was too dirty and everyone was on loungers. We decided to join in and watched the sunset. In the evening Sianoukville turns into a grubby party town, we stayed in one bar pretty much the whole time, met some...

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Jan 26, 2012 - On the Coast of Cambodia - Koh Rong Island

We're back in Sihanoukville, after 2 days on the island of Koh Rong. We stayed in a very basic bungalow on the beach, lots of natural air coming in through the floor boards and the walls. Washrooms are simple - there are flushing toilets (not sure where it's going to) and the showers are hand held with coolish water (ok when you're hot). There were about 10 bungalows and then a bunkhouse for another 10 people. Food not too interesting but we didn't starve. The bungalows are owned by a Chinese/Cambodian woman, with the staff being...

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