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Cambodia - Sihanoukville - 2011

Cambodia - Sihanoukville - BBQ town

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After 10 days of walking, drinking, eating, shopping and talking about what we should do next in pleasant tourist-friendly Siem Riep, we take another 6 hour bus back to Phnom Penh. We didn’t really have to go back there but the “On the corner” Khmer/French restaurant was kind of calling us, more like screaming actually. We stay for 2 nights, enjoying our French/Khmer food and then take another 4 hour bus ride to Sihanoukville, in the south, near the Thai border. The Orchidee Guesthouse is great, with a huge blue pool, lovely buffet breakfast and very close to the beach and heaps of restaurants. The weather is great and, with our books, sunscreen and hats, vamos a la playa! The food is lovely all around (hello BBQ for $3) and the beach is quite nice if a bit seedy, yeah, sexpats and sex weirdos also like a place under the sun. We go for very long walks and even longer dinners. We work on our suntan, read on the beach and plan what to do next. After a few days we get a bit of monsoon weather, meaning a lot of rain. So we take our time to read and watch movies, always keeping up with our restaurant hopping activities. We walk all the way to Victory Beach, where I have a spiritual encounter with a divine plate of chili crab. We also have a lovely beach night BBQ. OK, the food is crap but the vibe is amazing and the cold beer is just 50 cents, very doable. The sun is back now and so is beach time! Anyway, we end up spending 10 days in Sihanoukville, just enjoying the easy Cambodian pace before heading off to often tourist saturated Thailand.  First stop - Ko Chang

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Posted by Pauluiza 00:00 Archived in Cambodia

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