Hi Everyone! Sorry I haven’t posted anything new and exciting for you all to read over the last 8 days! Mike and I have been on a deserted Island 2 hours off the coast of Cambodia for the last 7 days! Speaking of deserted island, I have to thank my Grandmother for teaching me the difference between spelling desert and dessert…”you always want seconds of dessert, that’s why there’s 2 S’s”. Just going down memory lane!
So back to DESERTED island, we had a fantastically relaxing time! We started our island saga at Koh Rong, where we got to spend a couple days with our friend Seamus, who we volunteered with in Bali! He was working on the island at a restaurant/guesthouse called Franks. He is also a fellow Burner…”Burning Man participant” so we were stoked to see him before the playa! We stayed 3 nights at Franks, which is run by 2 extremely trashing/angry south Africans but for $8 a night I couldnt complain TOO MUCH. After 3 nights of falling asleep to music and waking up to construction we decided to scope out the less inhabited parts of the islands that were surrounding us.
Koh Rong is got sold out to a Russian Development company, so it is mostly untouched for now, but in a few years there will be an airport, and a paved road that encircles the entire island. At the moment it is just a few janky shacks with only generators to give electricity, and NO running water anywhere on the island.
After hiking 40 minutes through the Koh Rong jungle where we had to avoid 7 different poisonous snakes, 1 being a king cobra we came upon Lonely beach which was breathtaking. Only 1 bungalow on a 7km white sand beach, with turquoise water, it was heaven!
Next stop was Koh Rong Salomen which was TINY! The local village was only established 15 years ago, there is no electricity on the island, and on a daily basis we saw little children running around naked, playing in the sand with old oil buckets, LIFE IS SIMPLE HERE!
We found a beautiful ocean front bungalow for 20 dollars a night and spent 3 peaceful and tranquil days listening to nothing but birds and the ocean!
Island life is so relaxing, and for once on the trip i actually took off my watch and stopped looking at the clock. Our days were filled with reading, sunbathing, and eating! Enjoy the pictures!
HAHA Being on a deserted island with a private beach all to our selves gave us all the time to be ASSES! ( WOW tan lines)!