Golden Sand Hotel
Travel Blogs from Sihanoukville
Once again we were off. And once again on a bus ride and hour longer than planned. (Always dramatic when a toddler is in tow) Eventually got in to our hotel, splashing out with $30 a night as it came with a pool and buffet breakfast. Pool being a big highlight with Ella, especially now that her foot is in heaps better shape. Quite touristy, being …
... raider. We got to the end of the day and hoped for a decent sunset from one of the temples on top of a hill. Instead of a nice sunset, the heavens opened up and dumped a torrential downpour on us instead. We had to run 15 minutes back down the hill, weaving our way past large groups of Asian tourists casually strolling down, to find our tuk tuk amongst the hundreds of other people. We found him eventually and headed back into town, drenched. We stayed one more day in Siem Reap ...
... and Lauren decided to sleep in longer. When Eric came back, he had a stunning hand made silk scarf in his hand for Lauren. He said he met the sweetest young woman who hand makes them for a living so she can go to college and then make a better life for herself. Lauren was both pleased by the story and the scarf! It was the sweetest way to start out the day.
Lunch with group--Eric ...
... lovely and warm and clear. The area is up and coming with building work everywhere. Central Sihanoukville around Serendipity Beach is the main hub although it's very developed often being compared to Benidorm! It's more chilled out here with a bit of a hippie vibe, open mic nights, everyone playing guitars, and barbies on the beach. We had the best meal we've eaten all holiday a barbecued fat 18" Red Snapper which was delicious. This ...
... the Pol Pot period and was forced to join the army at the age of 8. They killed his father because he had some education and his mother was forced to work in the fields day after day. He said her legs would swell but she couldn't let on or she too would be eliminated as they only wanted strong working peasants. Eventually he fled with a group to Thailand and returned after the war. He was re united with his mother who had survived. ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service