Kampot, Cambodia

Next stop, Kampot on the southern coast of Cambodia, a quiet, riverside town best known for its eponymous Kampot pepper.  We had a very peaceful and relaxing few days at the Ganesha eco-resort, a much needed change of pace after so much urban sightseeing.  We rode bikes, canoed through the mangroves, napped, played cards, enjoyed the warmth and quirkiness of our lovely French hosts, and stressed over which of the many hammocks, hanging beds and relaxing spots to choose from… so many, so little time.  We had our hands-down best lodging of the whole trip… a three story circular stone tower with hammocks and panoramic views of the surrounding rice paddies and distant Bokor mountains on the third floor (this became boy headquarters and yoga central).  As long as you don’t mind sharing your bathroom with frogs and your bedroom with large geckos, waking to 5 a.m. Call to Prayer at the neighboring mosques, and spirited Cambodian weddings with loud PA systems that pulse with music all night on weekends, you will love Ganesha.  And we did!!!!

Tuk-tuk taxi to Ganesha on very narrow paths
Tuk-tuk taxi to Ganesha on very narrow paths
Ganesha, riverside
Ganesha, riverside
The Tower
The Tower
Third floor awesome hang-out, the tower
Third floor awesome hang-out, the tower
Khmer house, Ganesha
Khmer house, Ganesha
Riding bikes to town, Kampot
Riding bikes to town, Kampot

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Kampot by bike
Kampot by bike

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