because we're lazy
27.12.2009 28 °C
Just a quick update to let you all know we are still alive. Not much has changed since the last posting – we are still in Sihanoukville. We are in the place previously described – a large hotel-ish place with a pool and rooms with aircon, tv, fridge etc. We did move room today to a bigger (and more expensive) one, so we now have a view of the pool and a couch or two to laze on! Luxury! Not that we didn't like our previous place, it was nice and had added extras like a gecko in the porch light at night!
Our Christmas dinner was very nice, but we both ate a little too much and had to lie down to let everything settle afterwards. I think 5 months of rice and noodles doesn’t prepare your stomach for a three course roast dinner.
There is not much else to tell. We sit by the pool most of the time and have bought food to store in our room to help keep costs down, only going out for dinner (breakfast is free!) and to get more bottled water. It is a bit lazy of us, but it’s a long way to the beach (5 mins?) and here we don’t get the beach sellers. Although… I could do with some pineapple about now…
On the 31st we have to go back to Phnom Penh as we couldn’t find any free accommodation in Sihanoukville – I am sure there is some but we do have standards, and a budget to stick to! For New Years Eve we are not too sure what we are going to do – there are fireworks over the river and all the bars will have something going on, but we do have to be careful, or we might find ourselves in a dodgy bar full of what we are calling ‘wrongs’: western men who wander about with local women half their age on their arms. It’s just so wrong! One restaurant we were at for dinner two nights ago had 5 of these ‘wrong’ couples eating there. But I guess it does give us a level of amusement :o)
From Phnom Penh we fly to Bangkok on the 1st, stay there for two nights (we’re going to do a whole days shopping) and then onto Sydney on the 3rd, arriving on the 4th. Things are rapidly coming to an end!
I better stop writing this and get out into the sun. Or where the sun would be if there weren’t large clouds covering it.
Hope you all had an enjoyable Christmas break and are either enjoying your summer holidays or not letting the cold northern winter get you down too much!
That’s all for now