Sihanoukville, Cambodia – Friday 20th February 2015

Happy Wedding Anniversary to us!!

Sihanoukville, originally called Kompong Som, is the only deep water port in Cambodia. Its beaches have become a magnet for holiday makers.

I was talking to the Captain’s wife the other day about how it would be nice to have a fact sheet about the places the ship was visiting for guests who weren’t going off on organised tours. This morning when I went to Seabourn Square, lo and behold there was a travel guide sheet to Sihanoukville covering places of interest, local beaches, where to lunch, souvenir shopping and how to get around in the area…it was perfect…thank you Gail.

Having been here before, we decided to just take the shuttle bus to the Psar Lu Market. It was really busy as it was the third day of the lunar celebrations – Chinese New Year. The market was just as we remembered it from our last visit a few years ago…crowded, cluttered, dark & hot…but good fun and really good prices. After lots of haggling we bought a few bits and pieces and then it was back to the ship for our traditional noon Corona and a lazy lunch at the Grill.

This evening we went to the R2 Restaurant for a special anniversary meal…very romantic.