Banlung Balcony Guesthouse & Restaurant
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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' …
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 …
... themselves with no pictures hanging on the wall, no toys for the little girl playing with her corn in the corner and no home comforts. I thought the guide may have worn his old clothes to trek in but there was no wardrobe and no signs of other clothes this was it. There was also no mirror, I wonder if they know what they look like?
We sat in the guide's house and were handed a polystyrene take away box which was our lunch. It consisted of rice, pork and a fried egg. ...
... too as our extra $5 was likely pocketed by the police.
We were eventually on our way, but were not on the bus long before we were told we would need to get off and wait for another bus as ours was going to Phnom Penh and Ban Lung was in another direction. We and another British couple, Tom and Becca, got off the bus at a small run of local restaurants at a fork in the road. We were a little apprehensive as we had read about a scam when coming the other way from Ban Lung ...
... forward with a quick change over after 6hrs. We met a scottish couple on the bus and got chatting to them. The rest of the bus was full of locals so it was nice to have them to chat to for a while. We drove through villages upon villages lined with wooden hand built shacks on stilts. Every other house was a converted shop selling all sorts from fruit to cigarettes and some even selling motorbike parts. We always wonder how they all make money with everyone selling the same ...
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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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