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Travel Report: The Strand Restaurant, Kep.

The Strand Restaurant, Kep. August 2020. Sometimes the most memorable travel experiences are the ones that come completely out of the blue. That place you didn’t even know existed. The one you ended up stumbling upon when your plan A didn’t work out. This is precisely what happened to Sladja and I one evening in the […]

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Travel Report: Rabbit Island, Cambodia.

Rabbit Island, Cambodia. August 2020. It felt great to be finally taking our foot off the gas. While we had enjoyed all our field trips across Kep, for the most part each adventure had been quite the physical demand. From The Crab Market and the abandoned villas to Kep National Park and Samathi Pagoda, there’d […]

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Travel Report: Samathi Pagoda, Kep.

Samathi Pagoda, Kep, Cambodia. August 2020. After a somewhat disappointing afternoon hiking around Kep National Park, I found myself letting out a sigh of relief when our tuk tuk rumbled to a halt outside Samathi Pagoda. “Yes, we made it!” From the moment Sladja and I spotted its orange-gold roof sticking out of the hills, […]

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Travel Report: Kep National Park, Cambodia.

Kep National Park. August 2020. It was another Monday afternoon in Cambodia, which meant we were back in a tuk tuk for the forty minute drive into Kep from Kampot. After our adventures exploring Kep Beach, the abandoned colonial mansions and the Crab Market, our next project was an afternoon hike through Kep National Park. […]

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Travel Report: Kep Crab Market, Cambodia.

Kep Crab Market. December 2015 & August 2020. It was late afternoon and the weather was not improving. While the rain had finally died out, there was now a blustery wind cutting in from the sea as we approached Kep Crab Market from the road that winds around the cliffs. With our arch nemesis COVID-19 […]

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Travel Report: The Abandoned Villas of Kep.

The Abandoned Villas of Kep, Cambodia. August 2020. There was a light patter of rainfall as Sladja and I climbed into the tuk tuk. The sky had been threatening this all morning, but had fortunately held off during our explorations of Kep Beach. Now, at least, we had a roof over our heads. “You want […]

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