Photos from Cambodia

4 07 2010

I just compiled a video with our photos from Cambodia, taken during our trip last February.  Check out the video…

Photos from Cambodia


12 02 2010

We are now in Sihanoukville, a port city that connects Cambodia to the Gulf of Thailand.  It is a nice town with a few beaches, nice restaurants and a lively nightlife.  The town seems to be in some sort of a transition, I think it is about to become popular but hasn’t quite gotten there.

Last night we met four Icelanders: Halla Marín, Jóna Dagmar, Ingvar Björn and Ármann Örn – all from Húsavík.  We knew that they were in Siem Reap at the same time as us but weren’t able to meet.  This time we were just walking on the beach and they recognized us right away.  It was nice meeting some Icelanders, sharing travel stories and plans for the next steps.  They had been in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore before they came to Cambodia so they have had quite a different route from us.

Tomorrow we will head to Vietnam, to Phu Quoc island to be exact.  We hope that the Chinese New Year won’t give us too much trouble.  New Year’s day is on the 14th, when year 4707 begins according to the Chinese calendar, the year of the tiger.  We have read that the whole country stops to function during and after the new year, the trains for instance stop for 9 days but we hope for the best.  The new year is also big here in Cambodia and I was informed that the rate for our hotel room would double, the first three days of the new year so they are expecting a lot of visitors.

I have heard that some websites are restricted in Vietnam but I hope that I’ll be able to continue blogging and posting pictures.  I know it is possible through email so that is one option.  Bear with me if the posts will look somehow funny.

It would be great to hear from those reading the blog.  I have heard from some of you but I have no idea who are actually reading this blog.  I can see that there just over 200 visitors per week (excluding Facebook readers) but I don’t know who they are.  So lets make a deal, you commend and then I’ll post some more pictures ;)  My birthday is coming up on the 18th so that is a perfect opportunity to post a comment :)