4 Currencies, 3 Countries, 2 Days
Trip Start Jan 02, 2011
58Trip End Ongoing
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Where I stayed
Apex Resort Guest House
We meet some people, and at 120 miles an hour we all have one thing in common (the driver laughs when people ask him to slow down). There is Julian the French on his way to Koh Chang, and the soon to be renowned, Crazy Russians. Skip ahead 1 week and they are not so crazy after all, possibly some of the nicest people we have ever met, but at this stage, they are crazy. Roma and his wife Nika approach us as we discuss destinations, and it is obvious in their eyes they have not slept. He speaks little English, and Nika speaks none. They unfold a scrappy map of middle Cambodia with arrows pointing between Bangkok, Phnom Pehn, and Siem Reap. We ask if this was their route and Roma says no, points to an area not even on the piece of paper and says, 'We find Island to live, no house, no civilization
What a pain border crossing is! Ready to punch the next person who wants a tip or to scam in the face, we finally make it into Cambodia. Instantly different, it is obvious how rich Thailand is, but even the landscape and vegetation is dissimilar.
We rock up in Krong Koh Kong for the night in a very nice guesthouse and share drinks with some others.It has been a chaotic few days, and we look forward to relaxing on the Islands around Sihanoukville.
Total 18 quid (not including visas)
Visas 1200 Baht each (ripped off!)