Travel Blogs from Kampot, Cambodia

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Kep, Kampot and The Cardamom Mountains, Kampot, Cambodia travel blog

Kep, Kampot and The Cardamom Mountains

A travel blog entry by smirkleby

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... a couple of small beaches of sand imported from elsewhere but we had a swim anyway which was lovely.  This part of Cambodia was a real Khmer Rouge stronghold and is full of abandoned homes riddled with bullet holes and , you can't really ask about ...

A Tanked Stomach, Kampot, Cambodia travel blog

A Tanked Stomach

A travel blog entry by wilsonheng

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... casino were splendid. Beyond the coastal line, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam, was clearly visible. It is so close close to Cambodia, you could almost swim across if you try hard enough. Having heard of Phu Quoc's reputation of pristine beaches and untouched ...

Cambodia - Part II, Kampot, Cambodia travel blog

Cambodia - Part II

A travel blog entry by andybrown

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... and locals, with me as the sole barman, mixing cocktails and DJ’ing via iTunes. I was desperate to stay in Cambodia for another couple of weeks, but flights were booked to Singapore and a reunion with school friends Price and Bailey awaited. I ...

Kampot, Kampot, Cambodia travel blog

Kampot

A travel blog entry by thetour

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... up) then walked to Ta Eng Guesthouse to get picked up for our tour up the mountain.  Bokor National Park is one of Cambodia's premier protected areas and clings to the tip of the Elephant Mountains.  We had to take a heavy duty 4x4 truck up the ...

How many people can you cram into a taxi?, Kampot, Cambodia travel blog

How many people can you cram into a taxi?

A travel blog entry by petef1

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The journey from Sihanoukville was an introduction to Cambodia's appalling transport network. The route is not serviced by buses so the only option was to go by taxi. We payed the guesthouse in advance for two seats with the understanding that the company ...

See you!, Kampot, Cambodia travel blog

See you!

A travel blog entry by naxxer

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In the end the moment arrived, we split. She was heading Bangkok and then from there Italy, and I was heading south. I have to say that when we started talking about merging our independent plans of traveling, at first I was unconsciously reluctant to ...

Escape from Sihanoukville, no escape from April!, Kampot, Cambodia travel blog

Escape from Sihanoukville, no escape from April!

A travel blog entry by larkyontour

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With half of the gang reunited, and Andrew the Canadian an addition, off we set for the comfortable mini bus to Kampot. The 3 hour journey went quick, but when we got off it looked like we were stuck in the middle of nowhere. Feeling confused, we all ...

Spoo-ke-ke-kee-ke-ke-kee, Kampot, Cambodia travel blog

Spoo-ke-ke-kee-ke-ke-kee

A travel blog entry by rvalenzi

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... when the Vietnamese invaded, and apparently those people are still rolling the dice and shuffling the cards. In Cambodia's raw, unpolished tourism, I've discovered that breaking away from the crowd tends to provide the most rewarding ...

The Departed, Kampot, Cambodia travel blog

The Departed

A travel blog entry by matfloyd

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... , two for one! I would have loved to have found somewhere that served Smirnoff Ice, but it doesn’t seem to have hit Cambodia yet, I perused the menu and plumped for the old favourite ‘Long Island Iced Tea’, at least it had Smirnoff in ...

Nicci Rides a Bike, Kampot, Cambodia travel blog

Nicci Rides a Bike

A travel blog entry by charding

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... packed full to a point where we were almost like a human tetris game. This was kind of funny and expected in a country like Cambodia, but not so according to some quims who were a bit 2kool 4skool and moaned the whole way there with my ...

The most frightening moment of our trip!, Kampot, Cambodia travel blog

The most frightening moment of our trip!

A travel blog entry by absandbrad

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... After trying to flag one bus down and a group of locals decided taht it was a lost cause, we continued to thunder down to Kampot with no more trepidation than before.  The journey out of Kampot prtoved ot be just as eventful.  We decided to get ...

From the land of pepper, plum wine, and wild boars, Kampot, Cambodia travel blog

From the land of pepper, plum wine, and wild boars

A travel blog entry by cameroninsea

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... and Amy at an internet cafe. They weren't going to Vietnam until Friday, but rather than go on my own, I decided to wait another day in Kampot. In the end, I spent more time in Cambodia than I had planned, lulled by the country's relaxed pace and ...

The Long and Winding (bumpy) Road, Kampot, Cambodia travel blog

The Long and Winding (bumpy) Road

A travel blog entry by firstj

Set off at 8.30 for the Bokor National Park and abandend hill station.  There were two no shows for which they wanted to increase the price of the trip for the others.  Unsuprisingly we all declined, that said the guide did say he was only ...

Zen and the Art of Motorcycling in Monsoons, Kampot, Cambodia travel blog

Zen and the Art of Motorcycling in Monsoons

A travel blog entry by logansullivan

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... on the dwindling fumes of a day long since past, on energy long since spoilt by over consumption of what one Cambodia friend referred to has, morning pollution. This Tuesday morning, this enchanting, loving, endearing, BEAUTIFUL Tuesday morning, I was ...

Beautiful Bokor bike day, Kampot, Cambodia travel blog

Beautiful Bokor bike day

A travel blog entry by lauracollett88

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... with hardly any other vehicles on it so you can go as quick or slow as you like, soak up the sun and stunning views of Cambodia and Vietnam. There are a couple of sights on the way up a huge statue of some kind of budda (I've seen so many now they blend ...

Back to Kampot, enjoying the river, Kampot, Cambodia travel blog

Back to Kampot, enjoying the river

A travel blog entry by yorron

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Back in Kampot I retreat to my floating bungalow at Bodhi Villa and renew my love affair with the river. I wrote about this river before, and even though I think that words cannot describe the magic I feel in its presence, here is another attempt to ...

From Kep to Kampot via the Pepper Plantation, Kampot, Cambodia travel blog

From Kep to Kampot via the Pepper Plantation

A travel blog entry by kimm

... we ended up with what we wanted! Even though it cost only 1.25, we actually overpaid--we haven't done much bargaining in Cambodia, as usually they ask a fair price to start with--nevertheless, we got what we wanted and that was the main thing. For ...

A French feeling in Kampot and Kep, Kampot, Cambodia travel blog

A French feeling in Kampot and Kep

A travel blog entry by camille_simon

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... on to Kep, had a walk on the sea front and even indulged in an ice cream (yes, ice cream cannot be found everywhere in Cambodia!). A perfect day, with a perfect weather! Today was our last day in Cambodia and I must admit I am feeling a bit sad. You know ...

Bumpy bumpy ride, Kâmpôt, Cambodia travel blog

Bumpy bumpy ride

A travel blog entry by vigery

... Kampot after procuring a tuk tuk for $8USD, to take us about 30km down the road. Makes the tuk tuks around the rest of Cambodia an absolute rip-off, especially Siem Reap. I didn't really understand why the staff at the guesthouse in Kep told us that the ...

Then There Were Four, Kampot, Cambodia travel blog

Then There Were Four

A travel blog entry by alanhopkins

... we have been. I sat in the lobby with Chris and exchanged a few movies and other bits. There's a chain of shops in Cambodia that offer hard drives filled with movies, TV shows, books, anything. How they can advertise in magazines is anyones ...

This town, is coming like a ghost town...., Kampot, Cambodia travel blog

This town, is coming like a ghost town....

A travel blog entry by edc

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... when the boat finally docked in town it was right outside Kampots only pub (and British run at that!), a pleasant surprise as Kampot isn't a touristy town. The Rusty Keyhole was a saviour with it's Happy Hour gin (obviously just for medicinal purposes to ...

Rabbit (allegedly) Island, Kampot, Cambodia travel blog

Rabbit (allegedly) Island

A travel blog entry by firstj

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... the boat back. After stopping for to take a picture of the Harry Potter bird statue and the crab statue we raced back to Kampot to try and catch the sunset.  Unfortunately we just missed it due to the rush hour traffic (admittedly that's not ...

Bokor Hill Station, Kampot, Cambodia travel blog

Bokor Hill Station

A travel blog entry by mizmelodia

The Bokor Hill Station is an abandoned hotel and casino built by the French at the top of a remote mountain in Cambodia near Kampot.  It was one of the last strongholds of the Khmer Rouge and was the site of some fierce fighting between them and the ...

Wir waren da wo der Pfeffer waechst, Kampot, Cambodia travel blog

Wir waren da wo der Pfeffer waechst

A travel blog entry by janinger

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Kampot ist bekannt für seinen Pfeffer. Was liegt da näher als sich mal anzuschauen wie Pfeffer eigentlich wächst. Über den Pfeffer: Nach zwei Jahren bildet die Pfefferplanze eine Blüte. Nach 3 weiteren Monaten bildet sich aus der Blüte grüner ...

How artisan foods can lead you into dark caves., Kampot, Cambodia travel blog

How artisan foods can lead you into dark caves.

A travel blog entry by vanessa5694

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... back I had a beer and remembered I did have a great day and saw a lot of the real Cambodia which has beautifully countryside and friendly people. Kampot as a town has such great potential if not only for the buildings which are very Eureopean in style. ...

Foundation to Help the Poor, Kampot, Cambodia travel blog

Foundation to Help the Poor

A travel blog entry by kimm

... from when she arrived until now. Jan, a colleague of hers, also provided some interesting commentary on current politics in Cambodia. She was also involved in development work and is now retired in Kep. We apparently worked longer and achieved more ...

29 years young!!!, Kampot, Cambodia travel blog

29 years young!!!

A travel blog entry by s.lukaszewicz

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... I had no clue where I will celebrate this day, all I knew was it wont be with my closest friends or family. I knew once I entered Cambodia that this will be the place it's going to happen. I didn't want my day to look or be any different from the other ...

Culture Shock, Kampot, Cambodia travel blog

Culture Shock

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... . Going from a place without electricity most of the day, to flashing signs and advertisements. Heineken, Illy, 'best ribs in Cambodia', burgers, steaks, and 'happy' pizza. After an evening walk along the riverside strip, we were ready to pack up and ...

Kampot, Kampot, Cambodia travel blog

Kampot

A travel blog entry by varney

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... in the truck helps run a guest house, so of course we got the usual advertising spiel. We'd heard about the riverside at Kampot, and since his place was called the River View Guesthouse, we figured we'd give him a try. Lovely little place, built right ...

Insights From Kampot: Relax And Enjoy The Ride!, Kampot, Cambodia travel blog

Insights From Kampot: Relax And Enjoy The Ride!

A travel blog entry by yorron

Relax And Enjoy The Ride! Stop gathering information. I don't have to know or understand everything to be fully connected to ...

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