Lazy days on lazy beach

Trip Start Jan 21, 2013
Trip End Mar 16, 2013

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Flag of Cambodia  , Kaôh Kŏng,
Monday, February 18, 2013

Waking up to the sound of the waves crashing on the shore. Our bungalow #6 is the 2nd row back, but the waves sound as if they are out our front door, especially in the morning. I have no idea what day of the week it is, its so unimportant here. No alarm clocks to set, just the sounds of geckos and birds awakakening outside beginning their busy day. Everyday on the island feels like a saturday. The date
I vaguely remember, just keeping that tucked away only for keeping track of how many days we have left on this wonderful island. Our days start the same, myself up before Carla, swaying in the hammock on our deck, watching all the wildlife come alive in the morning. Besides the many lizards and iguanas, there are hundreds of butterflies, dragonflies, hornbills , eagles,, and yes, Mosquitos. But not as many as the islands were Christine and i camped. They were the worst there. Always put your repellent on, especially in the morning and at dusk, thats their favorite time of day.
After my morning swing in my hammock, carla awakes and its off to breakfast. The food here is incredible. They even have homemade bread and jam, which is now officially off my list of things im allowing myself to eat. Ive been on vacation a while, and since im unable to practice my daily yoga class, and im wearing a bathing suit everyday i really have to watch what im eating. But im sure not denying myself. Fresh fruit and juice, fresh vegetables and fresh fish, prawns and squid brought in dally by the local fisherman... Im eating better than i ever could at home, for a fraction of the price.
The rest of our days are filled with big decisions like where on the beach should we spend the day, are you going to snorkel today Carla? What do you think you want to have for lunch? How about dinner? Lets be sure to be out of the shower by sunset. Its true vacation life here.
Lazy beach is on a private secluded beach. The property is stunning, with well built bungalows and great verandas with hammocks for two , and sturdy walls to keep out most critters. Except for the geckos.. They are welcome anytime to do the cleaning of all the tiny bugs that make it thru the cracks in the bamboo roof and walls.
We had a big adventure the other day as we decided to go to the other side of the island. A twenty minute walk thru the jungle would take us to another beach. The walk was pretty, and we were the only ones making the trek at the time. With only wearing sandals on my feet , knowing that the jungle also meant the possibility of sightings of monkeys and snakes, so we walked briskly, being sure to stomp with our steps on the leaves covering the path, scaring away anything to cross our way. . The other beach was long and white, but we quickly realized that after the sighting of a couple of speedboats and younger tourists equaled more noise, booze buckets and crowds. A banana shake later , we heading back to our own private paradise on the other side. We did come across a few monkeys in the trees on our return walk. It was Carla's first encounter with them, and her excitement overpowered her fear, she was like a little kid at the zoo pointing up to the trees and getting close to the trees to get a clear video on her iphone. "Ahh, carla... You know that they might come down and grab your things.. Especially shining objects that grab their attention .."
"Really??? Really???" She asks nervously as she points her silver iPhone directly at them while filming .. I tell her to keep moving as one quickly makes his way down from the rustling tree above. We move on with no close monkey encounters.
Lazy Beach is very special, , and in all of my travels, its very rare to find a place that has it all. The chic bungalows, the amazing clean white sand beach, the lack of crowds, great food with a restaurant with cool atmosphere, super friendly owners and staff.... This place has all of it. It just takes a while to reach it, but thats exactly what keeps it this way.
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Sarah on

I am so glad you are enjoying lazy beach! It sounds wonderful there. The path to the other side seems scary with the possibility of snakes! I am glad you had your side of the island to go back to after seeing what the other side had to offer. A morning swing in a hammock sounds amazing.

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