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So shall I work backwards??
I have a gash on the tip of my left big toe - misjudged where the step was.
I have a deepish infected graze on my right elbow - this was me trying to get up from the floor, why or how I got onto the floor in the first place is a mystery.
I have a cigarette burn on my left forearm which is quite deep and …
... all night. We had dinner at a really good street stand. I got fried noodles with seafood for $1.50 and the seafood was to die for. The squid literally melted in my mouth. Unfortunately Jess still isn't 100% so she didn't eat anything (she had some fried rice just before we went to Titches) :( After dinner we went to a bar with Ben and we had kampot pepper shots. Kampot is VERY famous for its pepper production. So much so that they even have pepper shots. The shot literally burnt ...
... We're not sure who to feel most sorry for - the Krazy Kampot Kid or the passerby.
Back to our so-frenchy so-chic digs where our host Steven is endlessly yelling at his dog Fifi "No, No!" We re-name him "Fifi Non" It's pathetic and bad training. J-she thinks he has a mental illness (Steven not the dog) ....maybe we'll see him out with Krazy Kampot Kid on the streets tomorrow wacking passersby with a piece of pipe yelling "fifi no no"
Quiet night in watching Fifi ...
... in class that in itself is an art , to explain a Mathematical concept and provide instruction to often over 30 students via an interpreter who has very little English .
You become animated very quickly and there are lots of laughs and replays of things that simply didn't work .
We are teaching English in the evenings alongside Khmer teachers and negotiating the phonic text books and the sing song chanting ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsUtopia Guest House Sihanoukville
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.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.