Rain Stops Play
Trip Start Jul 16, 2012
72Trip End Ongoing
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So to start with Sihanoukville has a mixed reputation, it has pretty much been taken over by the typical drunk grubby backpackers that have already ruined a million and one beaches across the world and from my brief experience here, Sihanoukville was full of drunk grubby backpackers. Whilst I am sure on a lovely clear sunny day the beach is probably quite nice on a stormy rough grey rainy day it was not in the slightest bit appealing. We knew in advance that we didn't want to stay in Sihanoukville for the above reasons and we planned to head straight to Koh Rong island, however as with all the best laid plans it just wasn’t to be
We knew that it was time to get out of town when one night we were watching the rain on the pool outside our window and we saw a huge frog jump into the pool. After a good 5 minutes of swimming around it was pretty apparent that the dozy frog couldn’t get out so armed with a flip flop Tim got soaked through from the rain and undertook frog rescue and flip flopped the frog out of the pool to safety.
Time to admit defeat, the weather is not being kind to us so it is onward to the next destination, Kampot. Almost unbelievably we managed to book ourselves on a minibus that was comfortable and the driver actually potentially had a driving licence and knew to slow down in bad weather, amazing!