The Keiro-Stelly Beach Bums
After a lengthy absence, we are reporting from Sihanoukville, Cambodia. We are feeling awfully guilty about not updating the blog more often and have been trying to catch up (hence the very belated Kanchanaburi post that was posted a few days ago, out of nowhere, even though it’s been weeks since we were in Kanchanaburi). But it’s been really hard to catch up, so I thought I’d post a little sumthin to let you know where we are and what we’re up to. Then I will try to fill the gaps in the mean time!
Because we had a pretty hectic schedule and a bout of illness in the camp (more on that in a later/earlier post), we were desperate to spend a few days at the beach and fit a bit of relaxing into the busy schedule (life is hard, I know…). It also worked well as a small break from all this holidaying to celebrate that we’ve just hit the half way mark. So we went straight from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville, with just a bus change in Phnom Penh (don’t worry, we’ll spend a couple of days there on our way to Vietnam). It’s been nothing but chilled days since then, relaxing on the beach and hanging out with our new friends from Canada: Yvonne and Wade. We have been sharing many good times and the joys of 50 cent beers and $1.50 cocktails. We’ve even got matching sunglasses. I think that pretty much makes us soul mates…
We’ve loved being here, the relaxed atmosphere and proximity to the beach, not to mention the incredible food. It’s been days of indulgence and charging of batteries. Sadly, we’re leaving tomorrow morning on a bus back to Phnom Penh, where we’ll spend our last two days in Cambodia. It was surprisingly easy to get the visa needed from the Vietnamese Consulate here, and we’re heading across the border already on Friday to spend the weekend in Ho Chi Minh City. The last three weeks of the trip will be spent making our way up the coast of Vietnam, going straight to Nha Trang and unfortunately missing Da Lat and other nice things, but hopefully getting to see some great sights nevertheless. We plan to be in Hanoi well in time for our rendez-vous with the Sankoffs – can’t wait!!!