Independence Hotel, Resort & Spa
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
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Rarely have I never wanted to leave anywhere as much as did not want to leave Koh Rong. Largely because I had a killer hangover and the prospect of a 50 minute boat road followed by potentially 5 hour bus ride did not fill me with enthusiasm. Partly because I had the day after drinking cringes and could have done with either facing them and seeing the people I was drinking with or having someone reassure me it wasn't that bad. To some extent it was because it really was ...
... border. We were wrong. At 12.30am we pulled up in Phnom Penh and were woken up and told to get our bags and get off the bus, unluckily for us we had to change buses. This wouldn't have been a problem but the bus wasn't arriving until 1.30am so we had a half-asleep wait in the Phnom Penh outdoor bus station. We were not impressed. Eventually our new bus arrived and we got on board and went straight back to sleep hoping that we'd wake up in Vietnam! ...
... but they discovered that the young people needed more physical activities to channel their energy. They then started hiring professional gymnasts, musicians and dancers to train them in manner of avenues - thus the circus was born.
1 and a half hours later, there was a standing ovation. It was the best circus show I'd ever seen. The talented young people had acted out a show where a guy with a lame leg had been outcast form his village and bullied, ...
It turned out it was not a market like we understood it. It was rather a collection of hippie westerners that lived in Cambodia and made a living selling clothes they’d bought from Thailand, singing and selling food. One guy had a virtual reality head set that people had a go on, but he had to hold them otherwise they’d fall over. (Or they were high, we’re not sure).
We had a delicious meal ...
Yesterday we had the best of both worlds, in the morning we went to a Cambodian village and school, the kids were fantastic, we took sweets, pens, pencils and colouring books and you would think we had taken the crown jewels, it almost started a kid style riot!!...so very humbling. Whilst we were at the village the ice cream 'van' arrived and was charging 1 USD for 5 ice lollies so a number of us were ...