Sunday, October 6, 2013

Long way home

This ruined villa was in quite good condition
The rain continued on the morning of departure back to Phnom Penh. Even so the Sorya bus was even wetter inside than outside, which is never a good sign. My bum was still recovering from the bicycle saddle the previous day and it was a long six hours. The roads, traffic and dozens of stops didn't help. The bus conked out at least three times, so everyone was just happy to get back. The tuk-tuk twat at the bus stop wanted $5 for a $2 ride home, which was typical twatish behaviour from people who don't deserve to get any business. I've never got on well with tuk-tuk drivers, I prefer motodops 100 times out of 100, and this took the biscuit. It got very heated. Best meal of the trip was the pasta at La Baraka. Rumnea loved the crab at Kimly. One restaurant turned us away because they were out of crab, which simply didn't compute. Worst wi-fi was Veranda. Best lecture came from Jean-Michel Filippi. And I was gutted that the Sailing Club, on one of the busiest days of the year, only had a set menu for dinner.
A family of squatters had moved into this former villa

A 1960s villa out of action and waiting for normal service to be resumed

The car and generator indicates life at this villa

This house had seen better days when Kep was in its heyday

This abandoned shell was surrounded by vegetation

The muddy six-lane highway into Kep that has taken away some of the town's charm

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Anonymous Kent Davis said...

Andy, thank you for sharing images and impressions from yet another one your fascinating cross-country expeditions exploring unseen Cambodia!

October 14, 2013 at 11:52 PM  

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