Banlung Balcony Guesthouse & Restaurant
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Ban Lung: also known as Dey Krahorm (red earth) because of it's rusty coloured earth. We've seen red roads everywhere in Cambodia, but here they are richer and deeper in colour. Supposedly very fertile and good for growing. Current farming schemes are rubber and cassava. Many places along the way were busy wetting down the roads in an attempt to …
We caught a van that was 1/2 empty & comfortable up to the small town of Banlung in northeast Cambodia. We were dropped off in front of a guesthouse that tried to rope us in, but we turned them down. There's a lake in the north part of town that we walked to & we found a guesthouse facing it. It looked like a converted house. The room didn' …
... ice dripping off the backs of motor bikes
... Any clothes I
hand wash need to be washed at least 3 times as the water pours out of them like chocolate milk still after the first 2 washings). Then it was a ½ hr boat ride to get to the Koh Piek village. This was my first time in a long boat and I really enjoyed it. Being so low down in the water and feeling the wind rushing past you all while surrounded by beautiful landscapes...we'll have to look into some boat rides along the Mekong when ...
... more drastic. Health care in this remote province is not good at all. We may have to head to Phnom Penh (even though it's in the wrong direction and we purposely avoided it the first time through). Bangkok is the place most advised for serious illness (travelling there will really screw everything up). We've also only got a few days left on our Visa's...
This is the not-so-fun part of long term travel!
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
TravelPod Member ReviewsBanlung Balcony Guesthouse & Restaurant
We've spent 3 weeks traveling through Cambodia and this is the best place we've stayed. A huge old building, you feel like you're in a mansion. Simple, but ample rooms with ensuite have large beautiful windows (didn't realize how much I'd missed windows!). The restaurant has a wide ranging menu at good prices including some fun Khemer things to try. It's also a really relaxed place to hang out. Friendly staff are always eager to please and help with tour and travel arrangements.
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