The slide

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Roundabout with 2 golden lions

People i met here, who contributed to and improved my trip: Juliana (Russia), Jim (England), Kris and Isobella (Canada)

Last time in Sihanoukville i'd stayed on Victory Beach, but decided to upgrade to the more expensive and prettier Occheuteal Beach for this visit. We met a Canadian couple called Kris and Isobella at the bus station and shared a taxi to the row of guesthouses. We soon realised that for $8 we were only going to get a room with fan and cold water, disappointing as for this price air con and hot water is a possibility on Victory. We dumped our bags, showered and went to the beach for a meal on the sand followed by a few beers, as we took relaxation to a new level!

The following day we packed up and moved to a place 100 metres up the road called Utopia, where you can stay for free in their dormitory, all be it in conditions resembling a prisoner of war camp.

Occheuteal Beach
On the upside, it was a great place to meet people, with a really fun bar, where it seemed obligatory to be drinking and avoiding the mosquito problem in the room! We spent the day chilling out and sat on the beach for a few hours.

That night was mayhem, it was a saturday and the bar staff were determined to get everyone in the spirit. They firstly served a free dinner for everyone, which was pretty tasty, then got out 'the slide', which was an ice slide, which they poured free shots down. With all the money that everyone was saving, this gave them the chance to spend it on the ice cold beer! We eventually called it a night around 3am and thanks to the booze fell asleep amidst the bellowing music.

The next few days were spent generally lazing around, as one would expect at a beach resort. We did take a long walk of about 10km across to Victory Beach and back, where we sat in a restaurant looking out to sea. We also met up with a friend called Jim and spent our last night on the beach and in Utopia having a few beers. No sooner had we settled in, it was time to move on again, as i realised time was passing faster than i had imagined!

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Roundabout with 2 golden lions
Roundabout with 2 golden lions
Occheuteal Beach
Occheuteal Beach
Me doing the slide
Me doing the slide
Julia doing the slide
Julia doing the slide
Kris watches in antipation as yje …
Kris watches in antipation as yje…