Trip Start Oct 05, 2012
Trip End Ongoing

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Where I stayed
Kep Lodge
Read my review - 4/5 stars
Masada Resort Kep
Read my review - 5/5 stars

Flag of Cambodia  , Krong Kep,
Thursday, October 25, 2012

The journey from Chi Pat was pretty interesting... firstly we had that bumpy ride back on motos with our newly bruised bums, followed by a quick bus that dropped us in the middle of a funny town by this Cambodian family with a mini van. They slung our stuff in the boot and then we waited for what seems like the REST OF THE TOWN to get in the van too!

Cambodians sure don't travel light!

Still it was really funny and they gave us the best seats, the front two seats whilst everyone else, pregnant woman and grannies included, piled
up in the back. We made friends with some local kids who watched in amazement as we put sun cream on, they copied us doing everything and so it was easy for me to teach them a game of knocking an empty bottle down with some
stones... who needs an XBox! This kept them entertained for ages!

During the trip in the minibus, down many bumpy roads, one of the front tyres exploded!! Luckily the driver managed to take control and stop the mini bus at the side of the road - was pretty scary though!

Once at the side of the road, the driver managed to flag another mini bus down and borrow their spare tyre, which he fitted in about 3 minutes flat!

Arrived in Kampot which seemed like a bit of a dirty transport hub but flagged a tuktuk down to take us to Kep for $8, not too bad for an hours journey...

Kep is like the Hamptons of Cambodia. The hotels are pretty exclusive... with only a few
rooms tucked away in the hillside, it makes it a really special place. There's a lot of French influences here so the places are a lot more stylish than usual. The scenery is gorgeous and the first night we stayed in Kep Lodge, which had a gorgeous swimming pool with a view down to the sea. That night we ate at the Sailing Club, a place Kelly had recommended..I was made up as it had red wine! So we went all out and had a gorgeous meal whilst looking out to sea...

As we were paying a fair bit for our room
We decided we would just chill by the pool and and stock up on our complimentary breakfast and just eat once at night... a good excuse to lounge by the pool all day if you ask me!

As our room was booked At Kep Lodge we moved 200 metres down the hill to Masada Hotel, which is ran by a French guy - this place is gorgeous! At $40 a night we splashed out (again!) and treated ourselves, it was our anniversary after all!

That night we ate at the crab market - Kep is famous for its crab. We watched the sunset which was incredible and then I tucked into some delicious crab with the areas famous Kampot pepper sauce. Jo helped with the fiddley bits!
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Mum/Cath on

This looks gorgeous - were you the only ones there?

joandlizzie on

No it was full but only 5 bungalows and everyone went out in the day...not like us slobby ones!

Mel on

This looks very lush for 2 backpackers on a budget. X

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