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Day trip to Rabbit Island (Koh Tonsay)

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The small coastal town of Kep is only a short bus ride from Kampot and you can hop on a boat from there to Rabbit Island.

We decided that this would be a good way to spend our last day in the area and so along with our new friends Jen and Lassi we got a tuk tuk at 7am to the bus station to make our way to the island. We organised getting their through our bungalow and were met by a guy from Green Tours in Kep who sorted out a boat for us. On the way to the pier that is a giant sculpture of a crab coming out of the sea! It is huge! Unfortunately I didn't have the camera out to get a pic of it. This area is famous for its seafood, particularly crab seasoned with Kampot pepper, so I think this is the reason for the giant statue. It seemed a bit chaotic at the pier as no one seemed to know what boat to get in but we were finally allocated to boat 9 and soon were on our way.


The boat trip takes about 25 mins so there was plenty of time to pose for some shots...


Solo album cover?

As we approached the island it was exactly what we were after... palm trees, beach huts, free sunlounging platforms and clear warm water to swim in (makes a change from the murky Mekong!)


After a solid day of sunbathing we tried out the Xmas gift I gave to Dan which was a kind of shuttlecock with a feather on the end that you play keepy ups with. It's used by loads of people across Vietnam and Cambodia.


We said farewell to Lassi and Jen who decided to stay on the island and made our way back to the mainland. Safe travels guys!


We felt quite adventurous as we got to shore and decided to walk back to our bus stop. Despite only being about 4km as it was getting dark about half way we ended up catching a tuk back and continued our game of Yaniv to pass the time before the bus showed up. It was a hard fought game which we had to put on hold for the next day...and is still on going!

Our last night in Kampot we sampled to famous fish amok that our bungalows is known for...it's meant to be the best in Cambodia according to the expats that we met and it did not disappoint.

Oh and this is our little toad called Bert who we shared our shower room with. Bye Bert!



Posted by doyledan 08:29 Archived in Cambodia

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