Editor’s Note: BookMeBus traveller Steve Noble recounts his experience in relaxing Kampot below. All content and images are from Steve.
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I headed to Kampot for a mid-week break just before the Kings Birthday. The trip with Kampot Express from Phnom Penh to Kampot was quick and painless, actually a great journey compared to some companies and made all the easier with BookMeBus.
I stayed at Two Moons for two nights which is a bit further out of town but they were great and I was lucky as they upgraded my room (there was heavy rains and the bungalow had some leakage issues). The staff were very helpful and a good bunch,
I enjoyed exploring the growing number of great places to eat and drink in this ever changing town. From the famous ribs at Ruthy Keyhole, to the amazing coffee and brunch at Espresso. These are local classics and I was happy to try Texas BBQ Café, Pepe and the Viking and a few others. The amount of quality and affordable eating places in town is fantastic.
I also tried a new boat bar pretty central and on the river called The Sunflower which hasn’t officially opened. The staff were very welcoming and friendly and I went back there a couple nights as its very chilled but you can also choose your own music so it’s a ideal home from home kind of bar and the sunsets are terrific if the weather is in your favour.
With the easier and quicker access between the more popular places and the ease of online booking, internal travel is so much easier in Cambodia than it was a couple years ago. Kampot remains a firm favourite!
Ive done most of the limited touristy things in my previous visits so it was nice to just chill out and spend a few days away from the “hussle and bustle” of Phnom Penh. I will be back for sure and explore more of the F&B and see what else the town has in store.