Plying the river toward our wonderful riverside tent near Koh Kong, Cambodia
Our floating tent home
We are back from a three-day stay in a wonderful floating riverside tent near Koh Kong in southwestern Cambodia. A five-hour road trip led from the traffic-choked streets of Phnom Penh to the sometimes very muddy streets of the pretty Cardamom Mountains and eventually to a riverside dock where we had our last taste of Internet for three days. From there a 20-minute boat ride took us to the wonderful solitude of the Four Rivers Floating Resort.
We rode an hour and a half by boat to visit this remote village
Our time there featured frequent jumps into the river for a swim, a night-time boat ride to see huge swarms of fireflies, kayaking through mangroves to gather clams, a visit to a thrilling waterfall (where I did unfortunately slip and smash my face against a rock, but without causing any permanent damage), and a stroll through a truly remote riverside village.
We’ve now traveled to Sihanoukville, Cambodia’s top beach resort, where we will spend four or five days before we head southeast to visit the coastal colonial town of Kampot and the fashionable 60s era resort town of Kep. Then we’ll eventually head into northeast Cambodia on our way to Laos. We are now over halfway through our one-month Cambodian visas, so we may need to stop back in Phnom Penh on the way northeast to deal with getting extensions. This didn’t seem like an issue when we arrived in Cambodia, but there are too many places left that we want to see!
Mother and child greet us upon arrival at the waterfall. They looked cute and innocent BEFORE they suddenly rushed onto the boat, scared the crap out of us, and took off with someone’s sandwich.
Swimming in the waterfall after my scary fall; don’t worry, that gash in my forehead isn’t as bad as it looks
Cute village kids show off their disco moves
Early morning kayak ride
Near the main temple in the village
Cooking fresh clams in the sun on the front of our boat