Saturday, September 4, 2010
Koh Kong province, here are a few more snaps of the team and so on. It was good to catch up with Jason at the Oasis Resort in Koh Kong town when we stopped by for a quick look around, and then we ended our first evening with a meal at the Happy Beach restaurant, in small huts on stilts, eating crab. Our first-night stay was at the Asian Hotel before we woke up to a thunderous rainstorm before heading out to the Tatai river, waterfall, Janet's Rainbow Lodge, for a quick look, and then the plush 4Rivers for lunch. Chi Phat was our 2nd night's stay, in local guesthouse accommodation, I stayed in Sok Srey Mom's GH, which was a bed, mozzie net, squat toilet and ladle-shower with the electricity going off at 9.15pm, alongwith the fan. As I've said before, the Chi Phat community project team looked after us splendidly with the food, three meals in all, all eaten in the visitor center and the quality was good whilst the portions were mammoth. The cycle ride to O'Malu waterfall was a tough one. Our group did remarkably well to tackle it, let alone finish it, in one piece, albeit with a few bumps, scratches and leech bites. The cycle guides were good guys and the refreshing waters at O'Malu was just the regeneration we needed to make the trip back. Most of us slept a bit on the boat journey back to Andoung Teuk and for the bus ride back home. Good team-building exercise and great for the Khmers to visit a part of their country they wouldn't normally see. Next week I'm in Siem Reap for most of the week, so that should be fun.
I felt a little like this chap at the end of the trip. You can see him at Pich Nil Pass en route to Koh Kong.
One of the log bridges we encountered on our 30km cycle ride. At one of them, my foot slid between two logs and I sank to my upper thigh whilst holding on for dear life.