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... really are inviting to friendliness. As I write, we are on the bus to Ha Tien then Cambodia and have several kids on board. A one yr old boy started playing peekaboo with me and really liked the photobook features I was showing him on my ipad. The grandmother told him to give me and Breanne a kiss on the cheek goodbye as they departed. Just an example of how sweet and affectionate people can be towards strangers. Ha Tien- It turned out we arrived in Ha Tien right at 6pm, exactly when ...
... to be accepted in Cambodia. Sometimes, it appeared that people (including the children) were play fighting, but it was tough to know for sure. Looking back, Cambodia was a fun experience and the rainy season didn't really impact us that much.
After Kampot, we took a 5 and a half hour bus ride back to Phnom Penh, waited a couple hours and then took another long bus ride (7 hours) direct to our next stop, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
So after surviving our 14 hour sleeper bus we arrived in Sihanoukville ( Cambodia's paradise!!). We decided to stay on Otres beach here as we heard rave reviews about it. We hoped on a tuk tuk and away we went. We didn't even realise that we had arrived in Otres. It was a run down dirt road with run down huts along the side. These run down huts were all separate little beach resorts. We knew it would be rustic enough as all the areas were straw huts ...
... of the boat and were met with a beautiful tropical island. There are about 7 families that inhabit the place and they have guesthouse with the bungalows set up along the main beach. They are about $5 each and basic. They are also almost empty, so we found a great spot that meant we hardly saw others until lunch time. Rupert was in his element being plopped down and not picked up again for hours. He is finding it so hard as, unless he is in our room, he can't just crawl ...
... late. By the time we got into our destination it was around 8pm and we'd been dragging our bags for a good 12 hours.
We had nowhere to stay when we got there, so tried a couple of hotels / guesthouses and the second one we tried had a massive twin room for $7.50 each a night. It was perfect.
Given all the travelling we'd been doing, we decided to stay three nights here, ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet