So, I think I might be ruined for living anywhere in the future that isn't just a few hours from the beach and accommodation that allows me to go away for a few days without breaking the bank! In the last month, I have begun my traveling around Cambodia. At the end of January, I went to the Kep province with my friend Julie for a few days. We had a great time relaxing, laughing, enjoying the sunshine and beach, and stuffing ourselves with good food! And, just today, I returned from a couple days in Sihanoukville. Both Kep and Sihanoukville are along the coast of Cambodia, and I thoroughly enjoyed my visits to both places.
This is where I sat for an entire day on Rabbit Island off the coast of Kep.This is on our boat ride across to Rabbit Island.
Sunset on the beach at Kep. The photo doesn't really do it justice...
Sokha beach in Sihanoukville. For $4 I was able to spend an entire day laying on this private beach that is owned by a resort, which I most certainly couldn't afford to stay in! But, the beach was gorgeous and quiet!!!
Serendipity Beach in Sihanoukville. I love the ocean!
Now, before you all start thinking that I am wiling away all of my time in Cambodia on the beach, I assure you that I am not. And, I have taken the advice of missionaries who have been here much longer than I who have instilled in me the importance of taking time off and getting out of the hustle and bustle of Phnom Penh. The work that I do and the city I live in are both pretty intense, so it is really nice to be able to just get away for a few days. Plus, going away for a few days is incredibly affordable here, so I am making the most of it while I can!
I will post more about my Cambodian adventures soon!!