Off to the beach - Sihanoukville
21.04.2008 32 °C
We have had enough of the cities - the heat, dirty feet and crowds, so have headed south to the beach. Ahhhh the beach. Though the sea is as warm as bath water it is much cooler and oh so relaxing. We spent the first couple of days catching up on school work (for shaz) and exploring and beer drinking (for gaz). We had heard mixed reports of the area but are really enjoying it. The view from our bungalow is lovely and the food amazing! Gaz has finally gotten his seafood - and is doing a good job of playing catch-up.
We finally thought we should see some more of the region instead of sticking within 5min walking distance from our bunglows so set off to the largest island - Bamboo Island - beautifully remote yet there is still beer available. Lovely day laying in the sun but got a little burnt (sorry Mums it appears we havent learnt our lessons).
Another day was spent lying on another beach on the main land. Very interesting Moto (scooter) ride over there. Our driver was very safety conscious as was wearing a helmet yet on the bumpest road (we use this word in the loosest terms) known to man (yes even worse than the boarder crossing) he pulled out his cell phone for a chat. But the beach was amazing and not nearly as many people or litter. Shaz even splurged on a $3 pedicure. Very interesting experience as one girl doing the painting while another 4/5 watch and comment. Cambodians give a new meaning to personal space.
We have spent a lovely 5 nights at the beach but now have to head back to the Capital for a couple of days doing the tourist/history thing. Unfortunately it is too early in our trip to lose our way and stay here for the rest of the holiday.