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....