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.


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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