The first leg of our summer trip started on Friday the 18th at 6:45 am with a trip in a tuk tuk to the bus station. We then took the 6 hour bus journey to Koh Kong which is on the coastal boarder with Thailand. We have been to this part of Cambodia twice before and love its mountains and laid back feel. When you have been living in a busy, crowded noisy city to go to somewhere which is spacious, green and lush is food for the soul!
We love to stay at a small guest house called Oasis whichis run by this great guy called Jason. The children love coming here as it is a bit like a home from home. There is a pool, lovely open eating area with a massive TV, pool table, two dogs called Honey and Murphy and again the lovely views of the Cardamon Mountain range from the pool! This time of year the place is so green as they get quite a lot of rain.
The first morning we woke up to the sound of rain on our chalet roof and laughed as it reminded us of British summer holidays but there the similarity ended….the sun came out and it was hot!
Lucia with her friend from Pre-School who was there at the same time
Jumping in the gorgeous blue pool
Relaxing with a book and a cup of tea (book number 4 now)
Jamie making us laugh with his goggle look!
One thing we are so looking forward to is seeing different places and spending time together as a family….having some good family time. This last semster (Jan-Jun) has been long and especially in the last few months has been very busy. It has also been very hot up to 42 degrees in the day the hottest “summer” in Cambodia (even the locals were complaining of the heat) We as a family have had various niggly illnesses and extra work loads leaving us very tired. We need a break from the city and Cambodia to get refreshed and ready for another year…………..
Our solution is a road trip covering about 60 hours of travelling over 3 and half weeks!!! Don’t worry we have planned in lots of rest time. We could have flown to Thailand in an hour but we did it this way so we could see lots of different places on a low budget. So next stop Trat…..