|welcome to Kep!|
This is a bit of a change from Phnom Penh, Kep is a cape that juts out into the Gulf of Thailand, with a white sandy beach (man made we understand), backed by jungle clad hills and fronted by a gently lapping, warm sea. The hot temperatures are slightly offset by the gentle sea breeze, but we're glad we have air-con and a swimming pool.
|The little orange pin is Kep, Phnom Penh is at the top,the black line marks the border with Vietnam. The island SW of Kep is Phu Quoc and is owned by Vietnam,much to the consternation of Cambodia.Not hard to see why|
|Our little resort and the forested hills behind|
|Sunset over the Gulf of Thailand|
|Our waiter wades out to get the crab dinner...|
|His catch, soon to be our dinner|
|Crab cooked in Kampot peppers - heavenly!|
So other than the walks, bike rides (the bikes are free for guests), swimming and eating we've chilled! Kep is a place to do this, its got a laid back rustic charm and is, for the moment, very underdeveloped but for how long?
|Forgot to write about the monkeys! They live in the hills and come down into the town for food from the locals. Here's one with a baby clinging on|
|One of the many (300?) decaying villas|
|The white sandy beach of Kep|
|On the summit walk|
|Waiting for drinks in Led Zeps Cafe|
|Look at this handsome fellow|
You'd think with all the seafood it would be a cats paradise but there are barely any to be seen, there are a few dogs though. Cutie dog joined us for dinner last night, in the market, I was aware of a gentle paw on my leg from quite a big dog who looked at me with big puppy dog eyes, I told him to sit, which he did even though French would be his second language here! So, who needs 10 fingers I thought, I'll give him a prawn head. Never has any dog taken food so gently, he was so good, even licking the fish off my fingers as they seemed to forget to bring us a finger bowl!
|In the butterfly farm|
|Independence monument in Kep, a half size copy of the one in Phnom Penh, but there's nothing around this one, just sadly neglected gardens and ruined villas|
|These guys get everywhere!|
|Mrs. C by the pool|
|Night time view of the gardens at Le Kep Bungalows|