Getting ready for the Cambodian New Year.

Kampot – Kep – Kampot = 51km

We are having a great time chilling out in Kampot cycling around exploring. Actually got chased by our first dogs yesterday unlike the very aggressive Thai dogs up until yesterday we have found them more placid. Dog is actually on the menu here in Cambodia so those that play up may well be next on the rotisserie.

Coffee time chilling out.

Our timing has us striking the Cambodia New Year this weekend, so it will be chaos with their one big holiday for the year.

They are already starting to rock into town.

Well it actually builds up for about a week and continues well after the weekend. This being the case we decided to stay in Kampot and just do a day bike ride yesterday down to Kep.

Roadside scenery on way down to Kep
The last 10km into Kep on the flashest of roads, with solar and wind powered LED street lighting. All courtesy of the Chinese!
Fishing village on way to Kep

Pleased that’s what we decided to do as the holiday makers were already arriving by the bus load, spending their day swimming fully clothed with life jackets in a not so desirable beach, eating crab and drinking Angkor beer.

The beach of Kep the locals swimming with jeans and tees and life jackets
Kep Village
Kep beach

We much prefer it here in Kampot where there is a melting pot of locals, backpackers and old leathery male sexpats (with their much younger Cambodian girlfriend tagging along). Its great people watching alongside great food, coffee and beer. All going to plan and our timings are right, after the NY (as accommodation all booked out further north so can’t move on yet) we will hit the road on Monday making our way towards the Thai border.

Nancy has her first flatty. A fine bit of wire was the culprit

Nelson is sold!

We never planned on selling Cambria St, but at the same time we never planned on being residential landlords. So after owning our little home for 2 years, after one week on the market we are all sold. Exciting times but Nelson you will still be home after being our base for 11 years, and we will be back at some stage, even just for holidays.

Karen and Annette at Summit you guys are absolutely awesome.