29 novembre 2007

Chill out continues

A huge breakfast awaits us before heading to the swimming pool. We then chill out by the magnificent stretch of beach and go kayaking to a nearby fishing village probably dislocated from Sokha Beach when the resort was built. Dinner was an interesting experience in the Snake House. This (Russian!) restaurant’s owner has a non-negligeable and scary collection of snakes from around the world; all are carefully displayed in glass columns around the dining hall with their scientific names and all. The table lit up, and a nice big... [Lire la suite]
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27 novembre 2007

A rainy chill out

. First thing to do: change hotel. We go for the top end option since theft is a common issue in Sihanoukville and hotels offer basic, backpacker oriented accommodation. We also need to be able to leave our laptop and camera equipment in the room without further concerns and enjoy the beach. If the hotel didn’t have all the facilities attached we could have spent the whole day in the room as the weather brought heavy rains. Thankfully with the fitness centre, the spa and the huge common space, we have something to... [Lire la suite]
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25 novembre 2007

On the road again

. We wanted to take our time in Siem Reap and we’ve almost spent a whole week seeing temples and surroundings at a slow pace. We check out and spend the whole day on the road: from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh, we stopped a bit to change the content of our luggage as we had left a bag in Phom Penh and then take a taxi to Sihanoukville. On the way we phone some hotels and decide to check in at Malibu bungalows, that proved a poor choice (see below). It was already getting dark and after a nice dinner on the sandy Serendipity beach,... [Lire la suite]
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23 novembre 2007

Monks at Angkor

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21 novembre 2007

Last temples

. We go for our third and last visit to Angkor Wat and spend the whole morning there enjoying the bas reliefs all around the site. It’s funny to notice that the majority of tourists are in a hurry to get inside and climb the strenuous stairs of the three main towers that in fact do not constitute a lot of interest. We start exploring the incredible scenes carefully sculpted with lots of hidden meanings on the outer walls. This is probably one of the most famous monuments in Asia, and is renowned worldwide as being the biggest... [Lire la suite]
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19 novembre 2007

Children of Kompong Phluk

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12 novembre 2007

Kompong Phluk’s skyscrapers

. Somehow templed out, we decide to visit a floating village away from Siem Reap. We choose Kompong Phluk as it’s the least touristy and still unspoilt. We catch a tuk-tuk from Siem Reap and have a nice ride by the countryside until the road gets too bumpy and impracticable. In a few minutes, our driver detaches his tuk-tuk and we continue by moto. It rained intensively last night and we’re mud skating for 30 minutes for the remaining 3 km. . . From there we take a motorboat, hassle free and no hard... [Lire la suite]
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11 novembre 2007

More tips

- Try out the fantastic traditional khmer massage at B&7, Massage and Spa. Right at the middle of bar street, just close to D’s bookshop. A Traditional Khmer massage is a bit similar to a Thai’s. It was one of our best massage so far, and definitely the best we’ve had in Cambodia.- Tratorria Pissa Italiana, on the bar street. Pizzas are tasteless. Not recommended. - Blue Pumpkin. Great setting (lounge style), nice drinks and ice cream, great food, and cheap.
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