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JUNE 2015: OVERVIEW: My costs start in Otres 2 Beach and include: My Hobicat and Kayak trip in the Ream National Park My Dirt Bike Circuit trip My transit costs from Snooky to Stung Treng I did not actually go on a Mekong River 3 Day / 2 Night ‘adventure’ trip. For 2 GRANDPAckers, I have assumed that their costs start in Phnom Penh and that they are going on a 1 week ‘break’ to Stung Treng specifically to do a 3 Day / 2 Night ‘adventure’ trip. CROSS REFERENCES: For more information, read my post on Snooky to Stung Treng. Click here to […]

Mekong – Cambodia – GRANDPAcking Costs



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JUNE 2015: AU REVOIR OTRES BEACH: When you have stayed in the same place for 2 weeks or more, the locals are starting to get to know you and who you really are. Friendships are developing. A ‘cosiness’ starts to envelop you. Invariably, it becomes easy to just stay where you are and stop moving on. But that is not what I am here to do. There is always a certain amount of sadness when I leave somewhere like Otres Beach and the friends that I have made. However, I learnt something about myself at Otres Beach. I learnt a […]

Snooky to Stung Treng – Cambodia – By Bus



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JUNE 2015: BACKDROP: Subsequent to out Ream Trip Mike, DC and I decided to check out some other rivers that we could possibly Hobicat and / or Kayak. DC (from the Otres Beach Resort) and I rented a couple of Scooters for a day and went on an information gathering trip along the Moat Peam River to check it out. We liked what we saw. We found a couple of lovely spots. We agreed that it is definitely a river worth kayaking… Mike, DC and I were in the process of sorting out how to get the kayaks there and back when […]

Snooky – Cambodia – Dirt Bike Circuit



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JUNE 2015: Click here to read our Cambodia Retirement Reviews. THE PLAN: As discussed in my previous post, I have been GRANDPAcking in S.E. Asia for a while now and I have done so whilst keeping well under budget. It is now time to spend some of those savings on LIVING a bit… The plan is to: Take a Hobycat from Otres Boat Club (OBC) on Otres 2 Beach up the river estuary at Koh Thmei into Preaek Tuek Sab river (a distance of about 30kms) Sail up river as far as the National Highway 4 bridge Overnight at the […]

Ream – Cambodia – By Sea and River



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JUNE 2015: OVERVIEW: My costs start in Sihanoukville (“Snooky”) and include: A Tuk Tuk from town centre to Otres 2 Beach 20 nights on Otres 2 Beach My costs end in Otres 2 (as I embark on my River Adventures). Normally, you would incur a further US$5 Tuk Tuk cost to get back to Sihanoukville. CROSS REFERENCES: For more information, read my post on Otres Beach. Click here to read about Retirement Locations in this country. Click here for detailed Travel Information and more Travel Budgets in this country. Read About – GRANDPAcking Costs if you don’t know how to interpret my figures. SPREADSHEET […]

Otres Beach – Cambodia – GRANDPAcking Costs



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JUNE 2015: Click here to read our Cambodia Retirement Reviews. CHANGE OF PLAN: When I left Kampot for Snooky, my plan was to spend a couple of weeks on Otres 2 Beach and, then, head out to Koh Ta Kiev. Well, those plans have changed. Rainy season has started on the coast and it is the wrong time to head out to the islands. Effectively, I am 1 month too late (either that or the rains have come early). TIME FOR A BREAK: When I stepped off of the Liveaboard Scuba Dive trip back in Khao Lak, I was ‘break […]

Stung Treng – Cambodia – Here I Come