Day 46

Bus takes us to a little bit of heaven. We are staying outside Kampot, in a deluxe bungalow directly over the water!

We can swim here and take out a kayak. We do just that. We go nowhere else today.

One blip in a perfect day, not a great sleep with French tourists playing bowls til 1am.

Also turns out the fishermen collect their catch at 4.45am!

Day 47

Hire a moped and shoot into town, no left indicator sends us back after a quick tour of town and an even quicker haircut for Pete.

Swim and hammock all afternoon. I need a hammock.

With a new moped, we find a great Lebanese at night. I am happily watching 4 girls start to food prep for the restaurant on the corner opposite, when I spot something!

Not sure if they didn’t see the massive rats at their feet AND IN the food containers.. or if the intent was to fatten them up 😉

Another night tucked up by 10pm.

Day 48

Up early to watch the sunrise followed by a river swim. Watch the leaping fish, dragonflies and listening to the sounds of Buddhist music coming downstream.

Then Pete gets up. We have to switch rooms as we’ve extended our stay, but our lovely room is not available. 😞

We do the Bokor National Park by moped. Its bliss for the first half.

Monkeys. Breeze. Jungle Sounds.

 

First stop was a large Buddhist monument.

 

And the old royal residence, now dilapidated. Its very cloudy and so cool 😀

Then we hit the bit that’s been rented to developers. Massive hotel and casino and building work.

Thousands of houses derelict and more being built. Plus new roads. Reminder – National Park??

We leave the mountain and hit the Riverfront and the ‘lotus lake’ – we’ve missed it flowering 😥

Quick swim for Pete as he was too lazy this morning!

Vegan for dinner, fresh veg and pumpkin 🎃 🎃  curry. Think I may turn Pete into a veggie yet!

Day 49

Loving my swim. This morning the fisherman waved to me.

I did some basic yoga and there was a full Buddhist ceremony going across the river.

We spend the day at the hotel, swimming and playing boules. 2 – 0. I hate boules.

We only take a tuk tuk in to town to another vegan place, Simple Things for dinner. Immense!!

Better night sleep in our new room, not on the river helps!

 

 

 

 

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