Nov 05, 2008
Jun 23, 2009
Where I stayed
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
Ahhh, Sihanoukville, a relaxing beach retreat...er 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.