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Jan 23, 2012 - Sihanoukville, beach bound baby!

Hi all, Back on the beach and loving it. On a beach called Oetris Beach. We got a tip about it on Christmas Day in Koh Penghan. It been glorious sunshine and the tans are getting topped up after some time in cities and towns. When we arrived we thought we were stuck for accommodation as it was Chinese New Year and the places were packed and what rooms were free had overinflated prices. So after arriving in at Serendipity Beach we went on a wing and a prayer to Oetris. After a classic con "I no have a the change" from the tuk-tuk driver and...

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Asian Adventure 2011

Jan 23, 2012 - Sihanoukville - diverse, sad and beautiful, all at once

Our first night in our hillside bungalow was peppered with the deep bass of a beach music festival that endured until way past dawn the next morning. Talk about stamina! This one beach is full of cheap bars and crowds of young westerners. We were worried but with some advice from some of our guest house staff, we found a relatively deserted beach the next day. Nancy and I, with our travelling buddies, Brian and Linda, have developed a travelling pattern where we try to spend the first portion of the trip relaxing, getting sun and beach (not...

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Jan 21, 2012 - Going to the Coast - Sihanoukville - Seeking Sun and Waves

When travelling in 3rd world countries, taking local buses that Cambodians also travel on, gives us an insight into the every day culture. We arrived at the bus station and were told that the bus was full but all tickets were for reserved seats (which we had!). We are somewhat skeptical about the reservations working so Nancy went to protect the seats (#41 & 42) and Kevan insured our backpacks got on board. Kevan watched them get stored with 2 motorbikes, sacks of carrots, rice and other goods. The belly of the bus was packed to the...

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Jan 12, 2012 - Sihanoukville - beach time

I am now back in Phnom Penh, but this entry is about Sihanoukville and my three days at the beach. Last Sunday morning I took a bus from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville. They never give you an arrival time as it takes anywhere from 5 to 6 hours, depending on traffic. There are no multi-lane highways in Cambodia, just two-lane roads, which are paved thanks mostly to foreign aid. It's like travelling 230 kms along a small country road. It takes the same time as Toronto-Montreal for half the distance. I wanted to escape busy Phnom Penh and its...

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Dec 8, 2011 - Jem 3 - Koh Rung Saloem - the beach

There were several reasons for starting our big trip off with a decent length of time in Cambodia. Bel wanted to meet up with her brother Jeremy and see what he gets up to all those months he is away from NZ. Visiting Angkor Wat was another draw card and so was getting in a bit of beach time. Well mission accomplished on all fronts as I am writing this entry sat in a deep and wildly comfortable wicker beach chair gazing out towards a gold sandy beach which could easily have come straight out of the Coruba Rum ad. Any of you out there...

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The Crichton Times

Dec 4, 2011 - Sihanouk ville- the Party Place

Blog 30:  Sihanouk Ville, the party place While we learned a lot of Cambodia's history in Phnom Penh, we were glad to be getting out and heading further south, to a touristy place on the coast dubbed the Party Place. It was lovely to arrive and see a beach- I don't mean to sound hard done by because we're obviously far from it, but we hadn't been anywhere near a beach or had time to relax since Bondi Beach in Australia! We'd done so much traveling about in Asia, not to mention all the activities we'd been doing! We'd met a couple called...

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RTW September 2011

Jul 8, 2011 - Krazy Kat peeking through a lace bandanna ....

like a one-eyed Cheshire like a diamond-eyed jack A leaf of all colors plays a golden string fiddle to a double-e waterfall over my back .... Hello (or in Khmer - Sua s'dei) from Cambodia. What an incredible place. The country and the people have far exceeded any of my expectations. I think it may be my favorite place I've visited so far and that is saying a lot. I have experienced so much in such a short period of time that it is almost overwhelming. The contrasts are vivid and really stand out, the old and the new, the young and the...

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May 25, 2011 - Sihanoukville continued.....

Sorry for taking a while to update everyone! We've had some shocking internet connections and have spent hours trying to upload photos, so unfourtunatly the blog has been neglected! Will get as much done as possible though! After Chris's birthday in Sihanoukville we spent a couple of days simply chilling on the beach with a book, and a couple of evenings in a lovely Isreali reastaurant. Mmmmm, chicken shewerma!! On the third day (oooh, sounds like the bible!) it was Khmer New year. After a day on the beach we ate in the cheapest place in...

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May 25, 2011 - Bamboo Island to Siem Reap

Wooohooo!! We were off to Bamboo Island. Chris woke up feeling a little delicate, but we got packed, bought some new books to read and headed to the peir. The boat got us at 1pm for the hour trip to the island. It was quite calm but still a bit much for sicky Chris! hehe! We got there and the sun was shining and the beach looked lovely. We dumped our stuff in our overpriced bungalow ($15), and headed for the water. So clear it was lovely. In the evening there was a bar/restaurant made out of bamboo where you could get dinner and drinks....

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May 8, 2011 - Sihanoukville

Had to get up super early to get a bus to Sihanoukville for 10 days of beachy rest! The bus was nice, good aircon ant the trip was cool. Lots of nice scenery but soooo much rubbish. It was everywhere. All in the ditches at the sides of the roads. All the Cambodians just seemed to be lying in hammoks underneath there houses on stilts. The bus station was really far out of town so got a taxi to hotel. Had boked already so room was readyy and hotel was nice. About 5minutes walk fromt he beach. We went straight out to look at beach and get a...

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Mar 13, 2011 - Cambodia - Sihanoukville and Kratie

Hi again, So, from dusty ancient temples to the seaside at Sihanoukville. This, as promised, will be a much shorter entry – namely because we didn't do a great deal except laze around on the beach. Sihanoukville is not far from the Vietnamese island of Phu Quoc, where we were with Alice, but we'd wanted to sandwich our beach time with a bit of culture so we've ended up going a bit of a round-the-houses route. Sihanoukville is not as pristine as Phu Quoc and there are lots of young 'uns there, but it was just the ticket for a few days'...

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Rolene On Tour

Jan 19, 2011 - Rural cambodia

Before we left Battambang, we made an excursion with our tuk tuk driver to Phnom Banan, about 18 km south west of the town to visit the Prasat Banan, said to be the prototype for Angkor Wat. 358 steep stone steps up a hill. Great views, very old ruin, extremely romantic. On our way there we passed about five wedding parties; big colourful tents, lots of people, very very loud music, we could hear them from afar. Sed our tuk tuk driver explained to us that it's wedding season in Cambodia, because people now have time and money after the rice...

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