Apologies in advance - this post is neither interesting nor funny. I'm just not feeling funny or interesting today. (Don't worry. Nothing's wrong, I'm just in a chilled out mood and having difficulty channeling my inner Tina Fey.) I hope you'll just 'ooh' and 'aah' over a few of the pictures and tune back in when we post again with what I'm sure will be a riveting piece about street meat or traveler's diarrhea. With that said...Ladies and Gentleman....Kampot, Cambodia.
One of the craziest things about traveling like this is that we can get excellent recommendations on some places and we visit but are less-than-impressed. And you realize that your judgement is completely dependent on your personal experiences. And sometimes, afterwards, you realize that, if you'd done things differently, you would have enjoyed a place. This is what happened to us with Kampot, Cambodia. Our time there was only so-so, but we know people who have absolutely loved it there and, if we had the chance, we'd do it again, and we'd do it differently.
|This is us, rolling our eyes at Kampot|
We stayed in town, and we're both pretty sure that, had we stayed at one of the many properties on the water, we would have had a more interesting time. Instead, we stayed at Magic Sponge Guesthouse in town and tried to keep entertained in that area and, quite honestly, we weren't. We actually booked a tour for one of the days that was supposed to visit a large waterfall. After over an hour in the van, our host tells us with a laugh, "It's the dry season! No water at the waterfall!" Freaking annoying. Jerk face. Instead, we visited several abandoned buildings from the 60s and 70s (new enough to not be historical and old enough to not be impressive) and went for a "sunset" cruise in a cramped boat. To say we were disappointed is an understatement. In fact, I think it was the worst tour we've ever been on. Fortunately, the town itself is a pretty, riverfront village and bougainvillea line the sidewalks, and there were some fantastically gorgeous views from the top of the mountain. Unfortunately, we were just a little bored the rest of the time.
|Look! It's a dumpy semi-old building!|
|Oooh! Kampot's Big Rocks!|
But, that is what's so great about traveling the way we are. We thought we would spend 4 or 5 nights in Kampot but, when we realized how unenthused we were, we left after 2 nights and headed to the beach (stay tuned).
|The best part of our tour was this old-ish Catholic church|
|The best part about Kampot was this garage-slash-bridal-shop.|
Check out all of our Kampot pics here. A few more of our favorites are below.
|Tom, overlooking Kep|
|Gorgeous view overlooking the jungle and Kep|
|One of the tour's many high points - The wall of an old restaurant covered with mold.|
Check out all of our Kampot pics here.