Sunday, May 4, 2014

Cambodia - Mushroom Point (Hostel), Otres Beach, Sihanoukville

Finally back from the long hiatus, having the motivation to blog about my recent trip to Cambodia. I have been back for 1 week, but I am still experiencing Cambodia withdrawal syndrome. Or maybe because I just dread work so much that I would rather stay in Cambodia.

We went in a group of 6, early morning flight on a Saturday to Phnom Penh. Once we arrived at Phnom Penh, we took a taxi, which cost USD85 for a 3 1/2 hours journey to Sihanoukville. Sihanoukville is a lovely beach town, which many Malaysians (at least among my friends) haven't heard about. Anyway, the car journey to Sihanoukville was crazy. Cars/lorries/motorcycles could use opposite ways and even the same at the tol plaza which is COMPLETELY INSANE. I see no point in having the yellow line dividing the opposite ways. We also saw many of the lorries with their booth opened, completely filled with goods and people, like tuna sandwich. Some even have motorcycles strapped at the end. 

Interior of Phnom Penh International Airport

It was a great relieve that we finally arrived SAFELY at our accommodation called Mushroom Point on Otres Beach. Me and Elaine, who took turn sitting at the space in between the 2 front seats experienced some butt-ache and I vowed I will not go on a taxi again for our journey back to Phnom Penh. 

The "seat" me and Elaine took turns to sit

Anyway, this is the view which greeted us when we got out of the taxi. 

Front view of Mushroom Point
Still no idea why F**king Pizza

The road (surprisingly not a proper well-maintained road)

Just some extra information, Otres Beach is the quieter beach in Sihaknoukville. The happening beach, which is very similar to Patong Beach, Phuket and Aonang, Krabi of Thailand will be Serendipity Beach. 

The sun was glaring hot on that day. The few minutes spent paying the taxi driver and moving our luggages already made us sweat a little. I fell in love with the interior of Mushroom Point the moment we stepped into the receiption/bar/chill area. We were also greeted by very friendly people, mostly Americans. For a few seconds, I thought I was somewhere in America instead of Asia. 

Reception of Mushroom Point

Chilling Point

Bar Area

I think this is the Mushroom Bungalow for 2 person
the red clothes on both side are hammocks

We booked the dorm which has 7 beds, so 1 bed will be for someone else we don't know. The dorm is not equipped with air-conditioner, only table fans. But, it is not that hot to sleep in at night maybe because it's by the beach. And science told us that night time by the beach is usually cooler.

The stairs up to the dorm

The 7 beds dorm

So we settled down, changed - girls into bikinis and guys into shorts with extra clothes to cover up and then we headed straight for our lunch at one of the restaurants along Otres Beach.

To be continued...

No comments:

Post a Comment