Tuesday, October 13, 2009
The view through my window at Rainbow Lodge at 6am this morning as the sun peered over the hills and across the riverJust through the door at 2pm, five hours on the Virak-Buntham bus (paid $8 instead of the usual $11 that barang pay) and the end of my short but sweet Koh Kong adventure. We (that's me and my brother Tim) left Oasis Resort on Monday morning and headed out to the village of Tatai and a one-night stop at the eco-friendly Rainbow Lodge. It was pissing down with rain so we got very wet as we paid a whistle-stop visit to the new 4Rivers Floating Eco-Lodges on the bend of the Kep River, before arriving at Rainbow. After lunch, and bedecked by brilliant sunshine, we went canoeing to the Tatai waterfalls and had an early(-ish, 11pm) night amidst the bird-calls of the surrounding forest. Quick word on the hospitality and food at Rainbow - excellent. A very enjoyable five days in the Koh Kong region, with more pictures and lengthier reports to follow.
The adorable Srey Roath and me at the fishing village of Koh Kapik. We were walking through the village, she grabbed my hand and next minute, we were eating food at her mother's stall.
The children at Koh Kapik were great fun and this game of It's A Knockout in the pouring rain was a real joy
The rain stopped for a minute allowing this photo at the Oasis Resort in Koh Kong. LtoR: me, Jason (proprietor of Oasis and all-round nice-guy) and Tim.Catch of the day at the Muslim fishing village a couple of kilometres from Koh Kong town