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Posted by | Evil Kristos | March 2, 2010 | 1 Comment

As I said I had warmed up to Kampot but one afternoon is enough to see it all. My personal highlight was dinner. They actually served bangers and mash. I almost cried. I guess one has to travel to South East Asia to really appreciate the beauty of bangers and mash. It didn’t come with gravy otherwise I may have reconsidered moving on.

Since there was no gravy I decided to move on. For a change the bus did not leave at ridiculous o’clock in the morning so I could sleep in. It’s nice. Since the room was so expensive I in return set the air condition to 18 degrees. It was bloody freezing in the room so I used two blankets. We all get or kicks somehow.

The bus station was just around the corner and the drive to Kep is short. I left the guest house at 12, by 1.30 I was in Kep. It used to be THE sea resort before Sihanoukville became popular but god knows why. The beaches are crap.

At the bus station a moto driver recognised me from Kampot. He was a friendly guy – I actually remembered him – so I went hunting for a room with him. I’ll never stop wondering how they think it’s a good idea to go on a tiny little moped with a heavy backpack in the front and a fat farang in the back but fair play to them; so far no accidents.

It turned out Kep is bloody expensive. In the Harbour Guest House – nice place though – they wanted 16 Dollar for a room with fan. No way. Next we went to a place that sucked and finally pass the Crab Market to the Kep Beach Guest House. It was OK and we agreed on 15 USD with air condition.

It’s not exactly fancy but directly at the sea. They may call it a beach but for me that involves enough space to roll out my towel. So I just call it “at the sea”.

Kep is so tiny that I am rather curious what one does here. I’d go snorkeling but pale as I still am this may not be such a good idea. I’ll think about it. One definite thing to do is a short hike to the top of a hill right next to the village. Allegedly one gets a great view from up there.


One Response to “Kep”

  1. aiesha.akaisha
    March 6th, 2010 @ 10:27

    Anytime I read a travel piece I am ready to book a ticket. I’m such a sucker for any cultural experience. Sounds amazing! I’ve done Europe, much of Asia, and North Africa. Hands down my favorite trip was a food and wine tour to Tuscany. Really had the time of my life and it’s like every local is there to help you enjoy. Next trip you should check it out.

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