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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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Ashburners Adventure

Jan 13, 2011 - Sihanoukville

I found my Austrian friend Verena whom I met in Phnom Penh when I arrived. We had booked into the same guesthouse which was pleasant surprise. Sihanoukville is beautiful however it has been infested with fancy resorts, private beaches and tourist. the infrastructure in new fancy resorts taking place all around indicts the future of this place. Walking down the main beach where all the tourist hang out, it could easy be forgotten that you are even in Cambodia. There are backpackers from everywhere on Serendipity beach, outnumbering the...

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Gem of the World

Jan 6, 2011 - Kampot-home of unidentified floating river objects

Our second day trip to the beach in Sihanoukville had to be handled more strategically. We couldn't go back to the "busy beach" and be swarmed by more beauty teams, fruit sellers etc.... Our hotel told us of another beach- Outres - about 20 bumpy minutes away by tuk-tuk. We went and spent a MUCH more relaxing day there. We read and swam and walked and returned home to our hotel for another great meal and a movie night with our inhouse DVD player. "Bucket List". We cried. The Next Day - it was off to Kampot to a riverside hotel called Les...

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Dec 22, 2010 - Sihanoukville

Arrived 22nd December Departed 27th December Decided to head straight to the beach ready for Christmas to ensure we had somewhere decent to stay!! Night one = disaster! We checked into what can only be described as a hell hole! It was awful, called Utopia! We were literally in the garage! Several Angkor beers at Sessions Bar on the beach was the only way I could get Vicki to return and it was pretty late by that point! We slept for about 3 hours then made a hasty escape… Big Comfy beds, Air con, TV, hot shower… Come on, it is Christmas!! We...

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Flip flop's tour

Sep 5, 2010 - Badeparadies???

Sihanoukville, eigentlich eine unglaublich haessliche und voellig durch den Tourismus zerstoerte Stadt, aber letzten Endes haben wir dort mehr Zeit verbracht als irgendwo sonst. Das koennte daran liegen, dass wir zum ersten Mal am Meer waren und so aetzend die Leute auch sein moegen, wenn man einen schoenen und ruhigen Strandabschnitt gefunden hat, wo die Wellen klein sind und das Wasser sauber, dann bleibt man eben einfach. Das Wetter war nciht optimal, es hat eigentlich jeden Tag irgendwann geregnet, aber als wir gemerkt hatten, dass man...

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Jul 13, 2010 - Sihanoukville, by the beach in Bodia!!

We then head to the beach!? it was boiling by day and hammering down with thunder n lightening storms by night, beautiful!!? we settled here for about 2 weeks n just relaxed, n i actually got some fitness done!? swimmin in our pool everyday, sweet as!!? but then drinking most of the days, sometimes in excess but generally not (as if u're all gunna believe that!!?) ot many photos here but a few!!

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Jonsey's Missions

Jun 21, 2010 - sihanoukville

hmm, what to say??? to be honest, i haven't really done much since arriving 2 days ago. seem to have lost my mojo a bit and seem to be spending a lot of time in my room, mostly reading or watching tv (despite my vow to not watch it on this entire trip). saying that, i did drag myself out for lunch on the beach yesterday at about 2pm and ended up staying at the restaurant til 10pm, first of all helping lena (nice guy that works there) with his english after he came over with his book "stories for 5 year olds" and asked me to read a story to...

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May 7, 2010 - Sihanoukville

7th May Hardcore day. Up early and visited s21, Which is a school right in the middle of town which was taken over by Pol Potts and turned into a prison where every single person who entered was tortured to death. We all clubbed together and got a guide and this time it was well worth it. He was 8years old when this was going on and lost 3of his brothers. Totaly crazy to think this rediculous system was allowed to happen on suh recent history. He gave great insight to the whole story and was quite emotional at points. The most eerie part...

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Apr 7, 2010 - Sihanoukville

yes, finally a beach...have been waiting for this since 11th march ;-) we arrived at luch time in this very cute, laid back, sleepy beach-town and went straight for the beach...lounger, 50c beer and the sun is all we need at the moment!!! bbq at the beach in the evening and for some more 50c beer afterwards...as long as we avoid the guide and most of the 18-year-olds we can actually enjoy this trip!!! as the guide seemed to have less of a clue with every day coming...we decided to ring up gap and see if we could change the group or if they...

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Mar 15, 2010 - Welcome To Vietnam

Saturday 13th March – Day 63 This is great a day at sea before our next stop in Vietnam, so we have an even more relaxed start to the day. I went to a Craft Class where I worked with Japanese Washi paper and made a Post-it Cover. The classes will run on the sea days, 45mins either morning or afternoon, it was a bit like grown-up Blue Peter, but the end result was good. A good walk round the deck before lunch and a sit in the sun, sorry but it felt so warm. We went to a talk on Wild Photography; this was a wildlife album of a couple who had...

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