After spending two rainy days in Kep, we were ready to enter the last country on our list – Vietnam! Our bus, once more, was over an hour late (avoid Kampot Tours & Travel – they’re always crazy late!). When it finally arrived, we were motioned to get in the bus. We looked inside, and… Read More Crossing into Vietnam
After spending two short days in Kampot, we were headed to Kep to do a hike in the National Park. We had one last delicious pate sandwich, and said goodbye to this lovely little town. I really enjoyed Kampot – the people are friendly, the food is delicious and cheap, and it’s got a very… Read More Rainy Days in Kep
This morning, we rented bicycles ($1 per day!) and took them a few kilometres out of town to see the salt flats. Kampot and nearby Kep are known for their salt production; in a good year, this region can produce up to 300,000 tonnes of salt! We went to the Cambodian Natural Salt Production Exhibition… Read More Cycling through Kampot Salt Farms
After an uneventful bus ride from Sihanoukville, we arrived in Kampot! Kampot is a small riverside town, set in an area known for its salt and pepper production. After finding a hotel and eating some delicious $1 soup, we set out to explore. One of the first sights we happened across was the durian roundabout, an… Read More Kampot Pepper & A Sunset River Cruise
Our bus from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville was pretty uneventful, except for this: I have no idea who brought a goose on the bus. It just sort of appeared. Luckily, it was situated conveniently by the entrance to the bus, where it angrily hissed at whoever walked in or out of the bus. This made bathroom… Read More Seeing the Sights in Sihanoukville
Today, we took it easy. And what better way than to watch a movie? Except the Empire isn’t just any kind of movie theatre; for $3.50, you can watch movies basically all day. Their movie room is air conditioned (so glorious after coming in from the sweltering outside) and has super comfy chairs and pillows.… Read More A Day at the Movies!
Today we saw the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S-21). According to reviews, this is one of the best museums in Cambodia when it comes to the Khmer Rouge genocide. We got an audio guide for the museum, which provided detailed descriptions and historical information, including (translated) interviews with survivors and torturers alike. Well worth the… Read More Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum