Vacation without cigarettes and mosquitos???
Trip Start Jan 21, 2013
15Trip End Mar 16, 2013
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And then there is the Mosquito's.. I met a girl from England who told me she counted 80 bites on herself, i have about 30... I guess I'm lucky. They don't even announce themselves, they come in quietly and no matter how much repellent with deet you put on, these are tough misquotes, they seem to bite you anyway. If i could cover my fingernails with tape so i wouldn't constantly scratch my bites continually i would..
We are back in Otres Beach. It was hard leaving the island, but lack of reality and Internet couldn't last forever, so a choppy boat ride later, and we are back on the mainland.
We came back to our mellow otres beach, but couldn't get into our favorite mushroom point bungalows for the first night so we settled with the place next door, Done Right. Looks pretty cute! Carla and i walked by the night we were here last week.
Our tuk tuk pulled up during the day, and in the middle of a slight downpour. We walk towards the front desk.. Hmmm... Looks different during the day. We are led to our igloo style bungalow, and noticed the water leaking onto the bed as
the rain continued to fall outside , different room i asked? We are led to a basic room with no character and same price.. Its just for one night i keep telling myself. The owners are Russian and seem very uninterested in showing much interest or hospitality. I am told "you can buy from down the road when i ask for toilet paper" its not something you ever flush anyways here, but its a common necessity that us westerners can not seem to live without. I have mastered that bum water gun though, that thing is pretty nice .
The wifi code is under, " wifi is poison" Ha,,,are they trying to tell us something? Im pretty quick , and I defenitely get what they are thinking about all of us surfing on our phones and computers.Thats not very nice! . These people really don't seem to be into running a friendly guesthouse ! Done Right, is Done a little Wrong
We are happy to move back to our friendly mushroom point bungalows in the morning. We are greeted by the nice man running the place with an offer of some of his delicious home baked chocolate cookies. I love chocolate cookies'!! I tell him.
" they will make you happy all day long...." He smiles. . How happy i ask. " very, very happy" he opens the box to show the individually wrapped cookies with a lot of green color to them. Ahhh, i see. No thank you ! With all the strict drug laws you hear about in Cambodia, its sure not very enforced here!
We spend the day at the beach cookie free and discover that you can get better food from the local vendors who cone by and sell it right to your beach chair. I buy some fresh pineapple cored and sliced right in front of me and some fresh grill calamari as well. I'm getting more and more brave. I have not gotten sick yet and Ive eaten alot of great local food and eaten in some crazy places. I hope my luck doesn't run out today...