Wanderlust Home and Pet Care
December 10, 2014 It takes us almost an hour just for the taxi to get out of Phnom Penh. The trip took a total of 3 hours with plenty of honking horns. Kep is a tiny town with hints of former glamour. Ruined luxurious villas can be seen through the trees. Our hotel is situated across from the beach so we have great views. Dusk was beautiful with the orange and pink colors.
December 11, 2014 Gary was out early taking pictures before the glare of the sun and the humidity haze changed the view. The hotel lost electricity and the generator so we sat in the restaurant to catch the Gulf of Thailand breezes and take in the local scene.
The manager is very upset with his Cambodian help. They do not care about their jobs (an employee had been told on several occasions about the generator maintenance), the environment (the people just throw their empty water bottles on the ground) or learning. Much different from the staff at the hotel in Phnom Penh.
December 12, 2014 A trip to Rabbit Island. We boarded some small shuttle boats for a 25 minute ride to the island. We found our lounge chairs and had a refreshing cocktail. Late in the morning I had an $8 full body massage. Oooooh it was wonderful, listening to the water lap the beach and the tinkle of the sea shell mobile. We had a typical Khmer lunch of rice or noodles with seafood. We had a chance to use what little French we know with the many French tourists.
December 13, 2014 We walked to the Krab market to check out the place and also for lunch. The market is small but then the village is very small. KimLy was recommended for lunch and it was delicious. If fact we walked back to this area for the next several days to have lunch. They had the best onion rings! They also had wine which was a very pleasant surprise. The view wasn’t bad either, at we sat at the water’s edge.
December 14, 2014 Pepper Farm We took a tuk tuk to the pepper farm. Along the way we made some small stops. The pepper farm was very interesting. A gentleman told us all about how the pepper grows. It is actually a vine. The pepper grows like a grape in bunches. The red pepper is the most expensive as not many of the green peppers get a chance to change all the way to red. The white pepper is actually removed from inside the green before the drying process. The green peppers turn to black as they dry in the sun.
December 15, 2014 It was a lazy day and a packing day as the 16th we left for our first trip to Malaysia.