Independence Hotel, Resort & Spa
Travel Blogs from Sihanoukville
... engine produces a sound like firecrackers going off as they skim the water at windbreaking speed. We veer right into an estuary as the familiar floating villages appear around every bend. Now and then the boat stops in the centre of the river and a young child paddles a wooden boat out the deposit someone's mother or grandmother. We finally stop for a rest and some supplies. The shop is nothing more than 8x8 wooden platform with three Woden walls and a ...
... in front of a restaurant/hotel wondering if they would make us leave as we weren't guests. Nope. Seems like all chairs are just fair game. We did order some coconuts from them, and later we ate breakfast there, to keep us honest. That night we had the best dinner! Every night, one place has a beach bbq dinner. It's grilled seafood or chicken - on a large beachside grill so you can see it being prepares. I got the mixed seafood and it was awesome! ...
... people squeezed into a 12 seater minivan (4 people to every 3 seats). No wonder the driver looked better dressed than most local people; he crams people in the minivan and probably gets tips at the border. I never trust a local person who looks better dressed than anyone else in the area in similar jobs - they are getting excess money from somewhere.... Poor Anita knows all about how worked up I get about these irritations I have and Im sure she will laugh and groan ...
... roads had flooded and the water was up to my knees, their was some dodgy looking things floating in the water including a condom! After sanitising my feet me and muriel killed some time by watching weird asian tv, that is a weird sight. Other amusing past times were counting the amount of English old men here in search for a new wife!The day ended with a two dollar dinner and then stocking up at the local shop for our 10 hour bus journey tomorrow! ...
... even better views of the surrounding seas and the island.
There is also some supposed good dive sites around the island and a local fishing village. We didn't have time to experience either, but I think I will return one day to this little piece of Paradise and pend one more time here exploring. And I would encourage any visitors to Cambodia, if you are on the west coast, venture out to see for yourself before tourism destroys it over time (but I hope ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service