Monthly Archives: May 2013

Start of “9hr” Bus (Phnom Penh to Laos, 29-May-13)


Our luxury air conditioned coach is, put politely, less than luxury and naturally air conditioned by the broken window. The only thing to make it worse would be Roger having a dodgy stomach this morning. Oh but he does. Taking bets on how long the journey will actually take … that is assuming we arrive.


Dirt Biking With a Bit of Boating (Sihanoukville, Cambodia, 27-May-13)

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A great 6hr ride through the jungle with, covering a mix of jeep trails, over-grown single track, sketchy wooden “bridges,” and, as shown as the next customer loads up, an unexpected 15min ride on the river to connect roads on either side.

Robinson Crusoe (Lazy Beach, Koh Rong Saloem Island, Cambodia, 26-May-13)

“Lazy Beach” Bungalows is an incredible place off southern Cambodia. There are 19 spacious, rustic bungalows on a private beach with incredible staff and other worldly food. We first were to stay 2, then 4, then 10, and finally 11 nights of sheer bliss and total lazy relaxation.

  • 11 nights in our bungalow
  • 10 dogs guarding the lighthouse, including 7 imposing puppies
  • 9 mango lassis
  • 8 servings of heavenly Amok curry
  • 7 nights to perfect sleeping strategy of all windows open, door open, remove mosquito netting, light mosquito coil, check bathroom and under bed for large critters, and bathe in bug spray
  • 6 shots of absinthe one night
  • 5 bottles of bug spray
  • 4 four-hour hikes through the jungle
  • 3 extra large spiders killed in nocturnal skirmishes
  • 2 staff that Roger told he would take their jobs in order to live here forever
  • 1 four-foot iguana sauntering along
  • More friendly, colorful, 12in long “geckos” than can be counted

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