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Back to the beach!

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After what felt like a long bus trip south, we finally arrived at the beaches of Sihanoukville, Cambodia. Having decided to shun the touristy area of Serendipity Beach, we hopped in a tuk tuk and headed to the much quieter area of Otres Beach. The accommodation we wanted to stay in had a room free across the road from the beach, so we took it and got ourselves settled in. After a quick freshen up we wandered to the bar/restaurant across the road and discovered the amazing Cambodian and Greek food, and the 50p draft beer that would become our staples over the following three days!

There is not much to report from our time in Otres. We managed to finally rid ourselves of bed bugs, thanks to the many kettles full of boiling water provided by our hostel staff! We also met up with Dan again one evening for drinks and dinner, and were relieved we weren't staying elsewhere in Sihanoukville as he likened it to the Costa Del Sol, which is not what we had come all this way to see! We were also horrified to discover that he had not yet been in the sea, so paddling became a necessary addition to our evening!


Other than these events, our days were spent soaking in the beautiful scenery, eating salad (with real feta cheese in it! YUM!), swimming in the sea and befriending the local bar/restaurant owner who would give us free donuts and beer :-) We also spent the middle of every day out of the sun (like good girls!) planning our upcoming trip around the Thai islands. We hope that by the time we leave here tomorrow the rest of our trip will be planned and booked, but knowing us we will change our minds somewhere along the way and alter all our carefully made plans!


Tomorrow we leave for Koh Rong and our own little slice of paradise!

Jo xxx

Posted by Tam-Jo 19:43 Archived in Cambodia Tagged otres

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Yay, welcome back :-) We've missed the blogs! Like the look of the drink on the beach, but we hope you mean feta cheese, not feat cheese! xxxx

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