Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Backpacking in SihanoukVille 2018.

It's just not the same anymore.

With just under 100 cranes around town, filling the city with casinos, condos and shopping centers, backpacking in Sunny SihanoukVille is coming to an end.

Otres is the name of the game now.  Otres Beach.  Otres Village.

Still chilled out and cheap (except for some construction around the area)

The roads are still mostly dirt (or mud), and you can get a dorm bed or room from $3 at many places.

Victory Hill, the original backpacker paradise, is now Chinatown on the Hill.
Over 70 Chinese restaurants, 10 casinos and more...

Many backpackers stay around Serendipity Beach for the night, on the way to or from SihanoukVille's islands.

Don't even know how to end this blog....

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Backpacking in SihanoukVille, Cambodia 2014.

Backpacking is booming in Sunny SihanoukVille, Cambodia in 2014.

Dorm rooms in town, around the beaches, and on the islands.

Koh Rong Island, Koh Ta Kiev Island are the biggest islands for backpacking.

Koh Rong Samloem Island has a Full Moon Party every month, with hundreds of revelers on the beach, doing what they do.

Rooms are from free, to $3, to a little more on the islands.

Food around town is 75 cents US a several hundred restaurants.

Utopia, at Serendipity  Beach is still Backpacker Central.

Check out the SihanoukVille Backpacker website for more details.

See  you Soon!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Backpacking in SihanoukVille, Cambodia 2011.

SihanoukVille's Backpacking scene continues to grow and expand in 2011.

 Utopia has opened up the Box nightclub, next to the new swimming pool.  The Box opens up at 10PM and rocks all night.

A companion to The Monkey Republic,  The Big Easy opened up across from Utopia on Serendipity Beach.

Victory Hill is still booming, and Sakal Bungalows also has a swimming pool, 50 cent beer (but it's gone up to 62 cents), and a 24 hour bar.

There's lots of opportunities for handing out flyers to pay for your food and beer around town.  At Utopia, you even get a free room (or a least a free dorm bed).

Nice rooms for $5 with a private bathroom are all over town.  You can even get a room for a month for $50 at several places.

You can rent a motorcycle for $5 a day to get around ($60/month), use a motodup (motorcycle taxi) for as little as 25 cents, or just walk.