Cambodia here we come.

Trip Start Nov 26, 2007
Trip End Nov 26, 2008

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Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Leaving vietnam in some respects was quite a relief, something didn't quite agree with us, maybe it was the well trodden tourist route, maybe the pushy people and bad events of others or maybe the days of rain that meant we had to get to a beach... and fast!

So we travelled to the border of Vietnam and Cambodia and took boat (relatively expensive again!) up the Mekong which was great, even the border crossing was relatively straightforward and the only hassle was from kids selling sweets, Son was happy to help their cause! There was a different feel already from Cambodia, people seemed to be smiling more, even the beggars seemed to having a good time. We managed to check ourselves into another cheap room, at a backpackers on the lake, $3 got us a room and we felt like students again, pool tables, shared bathrooms, cramped lodgings, paper thin walls and really cheap beer!! And with that drunk people making alot of noise until the early hours, we're getting old!

The next day we took a bus to Sihanoukville, Cambodia's best beach spot, Son's tan was coming on leaps and bounds it would be a shame not to keep it up, plus she needed to even up certain areas, and she is really starting to go brown! Sihanoukville, without becoming beach snobs was not as good as Phu Quoc or anywhere as nice as Goa but had a lively scene... too lively though. The first night we hit the Mekong buckets, basically cheap wiskey, coke and red bull and all for $2.50. Met a couple of girls ( son thought they were working girls) who joined us for a few drinks. By the end of the night  neither of us can remember going to nother bar and i don't remember anything, including throwing up all over the room, Sickwatch, Tom-1, Son-0. It took me the whole next day to get over the hangover.

On a lighter note we the seafood is amazing, enjoying seafood BBQs on the beach every night for peanuts, the Kyhmer food is a bit spicer and uses more coconut cream probably using Thai influences a bit more plus they have realised chairs are more comfortable than squating on chairs that are only 2inches off the ground, unlike their Vietnamese counterparts. Our next stop we are going along the coast to a couple of seaside towns, back on the bikes again!
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