We have just returned from our 5 day trip to the fresh air and wide open spaces of Kampot.
In our home in Phnom Penh the whole family were feeling a bit enclosed due to the relatively narrow streets and over use of concrete so we decided to go for a short holiday to reduce the stress that had been steadily building over the months stuck in a capital city.
As usual Mum prepared bookings and other things of that ilk to ensure we didn’t end up trying to go to Switzerland in four months time; consequently we were ready and packed to go a few days later just in time for our week of school holiday.
Before going to Kampot we agreed that we were going to relax, there would be no strenuous activities, lots of swimming and, sadly for almost everyone, no electronics.
We stayed at the fledgling Two Moons Hotel which, with its clean rooms and peaceful pool, was a haven of peace compared to the busy and dusty streets of Phnom Penh.
Words cannot express how much the Protheros have helped us ‘land’ in Phnom Penh. Bread & jam, cups of tea, Royal D, all-night fans, Tiger Balm (a pungent mosquito repellent & bite itch reducer) and SWIMMING!
We’ve now moved into our own place… but a heavy rainstorm means walking back through floodwater, in a country where sanitation and litter collection are… very basic. Win some, lose some. 🙂