Trip Start Nov 05, 2008
Trip End Jun 23, 2009

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Ahhh, Sihanoukville, a relaxing beach depending on which beach you go to. I decided to check out the main beach which was full of loud bars, restaurants, and tourists. All of the bars look exatly the same with the same menu, a pool table, and those really comfortable satellite dish chairs that put you to sleep. If you sit right on the beach, the locals come up to you every 10 seconds selling you lobsters, bracelets, sunglasses and they wont leave you alone until you firmly say NO! These are mostly 8 year old kids, by the way. They will also offer you a massage or even shave your legs with a single piece of string. I saw a girl have it done for about an hour and said she was in agony the whole time. I glad that I passed up that opportunity. I did ask the lady if she would do my chest hair, but she said she was too tired. Oh well...maybe next time.

The water was really nice and I found a great beach a few miles away from the main one. There were only 2 guesthouses/restaurants and not very many people at all. I ended up hanging out there for most of the day. A couple of other travelers and I started a game of keep away with some kids who were also in the water. I have started to run into some of the same travelers in different cities; I guess thats what happens when traveling solo. I've met Iggs from Spain 3 times and still can't figure out why he has a thick British accent. Elodie from France speaks better German than English and can't figure out the Khmer language at all and I'm pretty sure neither of them know my name yet. My next stop is little off the tourist path with some interesting stories to follow...

Next Stop: Kampot and Kep
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doriastories on

string + lobster = ideal vacation... for a CAT!!!!
Of all the absurd, painful, expensive, fatal, ineffective ways to remove hair that are out there........STRING???! ............ no words.

I love the picture of the cat eating lobster, I bet Mabel and Larry would love southeast Asia. It's been so cold lately (not today, pouring rain) that Mabel has been literally worshipping the fireplace.

Keep your chest hair, you never know when it might be useful. And some time go see 'The 40-Year-Old Virgin' with Steve Carell for a great chest-hair-removal scene.

love and Happy Thanksgiving,
from your sister and niece and brother-in-law,
who will be missing you most particularly on Thursday night (we miss you the rest of the time as well!).

trebledb on

Steve Carrell
I saw that scene recently with Steve Carrell- a lot of screaming!

skatzenberg on

Who's the Girl
Anyone brave (or stupid) enough to undergo string treatment is worth knowing (avoiding). So, what's her name. Watch out for those string therapists. I agree with Dor. Keep that chest hair, not only will you need it, but you'll hate the ingrowns as it comes back. So what it is about the upcoming destination that draws you? I'm packing all my woolies while previewing and reading about your beaches. Give us a break. Sounds like you're holding your own. Are you getting the lingua franca? Love you, Susu

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