Knai Bang Chatt
Travel Blogs from Kep
We're now safe and sound at the hotel (the 5* bit of the holiday which I'm loving)! It really is beautiful.
As you can see from some of the pictures our room looks out over the lovely gardens and then onto the Gulf of Thailand. I'm …
The drive from Phnom Penh to Kep took about 3 hours along Highway 3, one of the main roads in Cambodia. However, it was still unsurfaced, very rough, and very much 'under construction. It made for some interesting driving. We didn't have a guide for this journey, just the driver. My tummy was still dodgy, and the bumpy journey was a huge challenge …
... was holding our passports in her hands and proceeded to put them in a drawer than lock them up. She again told us to pay and we started raising our voices by saying "we don't want to stay, give us back our passports!". In my head I was a split second away from jumping over the counter to grab the key out of the girl's hand to open up the drawer that had our passports in it. Luckily for them, they returned the passports that instant. This for sure was not a language barrier as they knew ...
regime. The first people he eliminated
were the educated people; teachers, engineers, doctors, professionals. He then destroyed most of the country’s
infrastructure; hospitals, schools and other institutions, leaving only poorly
educated soldiers and farmers. Is it any
wonder that Cambodia remains the poorest country in SEA when there was no one
to educate the next generation, and so few to pass it on to the second?
... has a real charm that could easily see you end up staying for far longer than planned if you had the time.
Twenty minutes further along the coast is Kep, a quiet, seaside town in the very south and just a short distance from the Vietnamese border. The town used to be the pinnacle of holiday luxury for wealthy Cambodians and western ex-pats in the 30's and 40's, but due to recent events (previously blogged about) the town had been desolated since the 70's - however ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility