Kep and Rabbit Island
Trip Start Nov 05, 2008
27Trip End Jun 23, 2009
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I found a good, strong walking stick and stared my journey around the perimeter of the island.
The next day, I went back to Kampot by hitchhiking on the back of one of those makeshift pickup trucks with 20 other locals carrying chickens, rice and supplies for the market. After Kampot, which I already blogged, I returned to Phnom Penh for my Laos Visa.
Back in the chaotic capital, I had a couple days to hang out before I got my Laos Visa. I felt like I knew the city pretty well from spending some time there a week earlier, so I ended up walking (with all my bags for some reason) around the whole city, eating and meeting other travelers at cafes. Ate another spider, and learned that your not supposed to eat the butt. Slept at a couple different guesthouses. Checked out the "Heart of Darkness" night club, which was cheesy and sleezy. Refused another 50 tuk-tuk/motorbike rides. Went to another market and watched a local slaughter a duck and toss it into a bucket. Got my hair cut at some random barber shop with an old school mechanical razor for a dollar. Stocked up on peanut butter at the supermarket for my trip to Laos. Bought a ticket to the 4000 islands. My last memory of Phnom Penh was getting attacked by a really creepy, probably rabid dog that wouldnt leave me alone. On the way to Laos, a girl on the 9-person minibus, got motion sickness because of the maniac driver and was throwing up for a solid 2 hours straight in front of me, then placed the barf bag on the side of her seat so it was swinging back and forth hitting my leg. Then the girl got off the bus before everyone else, but forgot her purse. We turned the bus around and gave it to her and I muttered, "Don't forget your barf bag too!" I don't think she understood.
The border crossing to Laos was fairly quick and easy. The officials tried to squeeze a couple bucks out of everyone, but I gave them some leftover Thai baht worth about 50 cents maybe. 30 minutes we arrived at the ferry for Don Det.
Next Stop: Don Det at 4000 Islands
Where I stayed