After we left the island, we went back to Sihanoukville for one more night because our boat didn't get in until late in the afternoon and we didn't want to start the next leg to Phnom Penh and get in at like 2 am. We checked back into the same guesthouse, different room...and different toilet. This is your heads up that I'm about to tell another graphic shit story so choose your own adventure-skip or read. But don't blame me! You also have to understand that I tell these stor
After much research about what Cambodian island to go to next, we settled on Koh Rong Samloem. There is another slightly more"on the map" and cheaper island which was supposed to be absolutely stunning called simply Koh Rong. But the more we looked into it and talked to people about it, the more it sounded like a dirty cesspool rat filled party island which we definitely aren't into. Most places on the island are really simple bungalows but I literally couldn't find anything
Most of Cambodia's islands have been sold off to this country or that country by Cambodia's governments in a bid to cash in. Cambodia itself seems to own very little of its own stuff which is such a shame because there are a bunch of treasures right off the shores of Sihanoukville. Now that tourism is taking off, many seem to have these massive (over!)development plans on par with the likes of creating places like Koh Samui in Thailand, though, most have not been started yet.
After Battambang we were headed the capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh. I think we experienced the most user friendly easiest bus experience in the history of travelingbetween Battambang and Phnom Penh. We could walk to the bus office in Battambang so we did that and booked our ticket direct (which cut out the $1-2 commission charge the hotel/travel agencies charge for booking the ticket). Also it allowed us to get on the bus that local people take (instead of be herded onto a t
We decided to take a river boat between Siem Reap and Battambang...actually it was pretty well the reason we (I!) wanted to go to Battambang in the first place. This is one of those things that we knew in advance would definitely not be easier than the bus but hopefully would be more memorable. Before even booking it, this is what we knew about it: awesome scenery and view of Cambodian life but sketchy- exceptionally poor safety standards (enter my own inflatable lifejacket,
Early Feb... Bridger and I had one day in Bangkok before shipping out so we went to go catch the water taxi down the river...it cost 50 cents. I think most people take this boat to actually get places but we just took it to look at stuff. We got off at the end of the line to a trendy little riverfront area full of Chinese tourists (who are everywhere by the way-the Chinese LOVE to travel!). We wanted some cheap street food so went looking and stumbled into this little zone wi
Hi! Im writing about Koh Lanta even though I was there in what seems like ages ago by now! So, as always, I'm really really behind. Also, I wont have much to tell you about what Bridger did dduring this time as he was in a whole different place!
So when we started this trip I had this dream to "travel slow"-just hang out in a place and move when I feel like moving. This turned out to be a total farce a little because we don't have enough time in general (and Bridger thinks