We've been here in sihanoukville for about aweek, and although its beautiful its time to move on. It seems as though with every awesome moment, there are equally terrible moments.
Like for instance, the other day we rented a scooter and zipped down to this distant beach, away from all the beggars and pushers. And in the middle of this pristine beach, there was a beach bar called the Ska bar! So of course I was excited and we went in. For my freinds who like ska as much as I do, I tell you this place was paradise. Thatched hut beach bar, seriously 20 feet away from the ocean. Coconut coladas, and some awesome first and second wave ska blaring from the speakers. So we went up to the bar, and no one was there, but we saw people milling around the side with their hands on their faces....so we thought, well maybe we should go. A few minutes later two ói ska punker looking dudes from brittian came out, one with near tears in his eyes. The one who wasn't yet teary, asked us what we would like. We ordered two beers, and he filled us in..
"sorry bout the wait chaps, our last dog up and died a few moments ago..'
turns out that some theives in the area are going to such lengths as poisining peoples dogs, and once your gaurd is down they come to rob you...
These guys had five dogs to start and this last one was holding on, so they thought she would make it, but she didn't.
we couldn't believe it, they could belive it but were exasperated all the same. Apparently this happens quite often.
Things like that have been revealing cambodia to us throughout the week. The beauty, the warmth, the poverty, the lies...its quite a paradox.
At any rate I'm glad we've come to see this place, and now its on to Ho chi minh. Hopefully internet is a little faster there, and I'll post more pictures.
Chhers for the ears!