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We all really had our fingers crossed coming into Sihanoukville as I think we all felt that this place would make or break Cambodia for us. Despite a few highlights none of us had really warmed to the country and we were fast running out of real attractions. A very modern city only being founded in 1950 it does come with a lack of culture and a …
Well I made it to Cambodia, Mildred and all, with only a minimal bribe to the border guards, I think they liked my winning smile or took one look at my battered bike and decided it wasn't worth the paperwork. I landed first in the dusty market town of Kampot where I had to spend the night as the day was getting on. Luckily when I was at the ATM I …
I'd heard from almost everyone who'd been to Sihanoukeville that it was a beautiful place with gorgeous beaches and deserted paradise islands, and also that it was a great night out, so I figured I'd check it out. Paul and I got a bus at about lunchtime and arrived in Sihanoukeville in the early evening. We hadn't booked a hostel so wondered …
While travelling to Phnom Penh we got chatting to a guy called Chris who looked about 20, turns out he was 31 and typically had a Thai wife and was just spending a little time in Cambodia on his own... Probably shoul have clicked this as a little weird. He was a nice guy and we stayed in the same place as him with his wife somehow getting us a room …
A couple of days on the beach you say? Why they hell not!
With six beaches lining the edges of Sihanoukville, we thought this would be an idyllic place for some rest and relaxation after the hustle and bustle of the big cities...boy were we mistaken!
We positioned ourselves closest to Serendipity beach which we heard was the spot …
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I don't usually write these but I felt I needed to give everyone a warning;
Don't go here.
It's a bad place. The bar's good, the rooms are cheap, but there's still something not right. Throughout my 3 months in SE Asia, I have never met more unhelpful staff. In the risk of under exagerrating; all they do is wake up, sit down, and light a joint. I don't judge for that, but there were numerous times when we wanted directions, wanted laundry, just asked for the air con to come on, when we've paid for it, and they outright refused.
It was only for the fact that they are just too stoned to function.
If you want a decent place that's sociable and nice, go to Monkey Republic, and stay well away from the opposite side of the road. The price may be alluring, but you'll be disappointed from your first night. I can guarantee that.
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