Saturday, January 11, 2014

Winter 2014 in Sunny SihanoukVille, Cambodia!

It's Wintertime in Sunny SihanoukVille.  Our favorite time of year!

Boats are flying, people are bent into pretzel shapes doing yoga, boats are speeding to and from the islands, there's Japanese and Italian restaurants on every street corner, and "63 cent" shops all around downtown.

It's also the time to make reservations, if you're thinking of staying around here.

Chinese New Year is coming up, The Angkor Beer Half Marathon, and then Khmer New Year.

As usual, a few new places opened in town:

2,500 Riel Store - a whole bunch of them downtown.  Everything's just 2,500 Riel (63 cents)
Diamond Ocean Resort - Serendipity Beach 3 star hotel with (soon) swimming pool
Khmerita Butcher - and sandwich shop.  Italian Sausages and meats downtown
Koh Marine - a fully stocked boat supply shop (including boats up to $50,000) downtown.
Lovely Boutique - a small boutique hotel with swimming pool at Ocheteaul Beach
Piazza Italia - Yes, Italian Pizza at Serendipity Beach
Roxy Entertainment - Shisha Lounge, Nightclub, Bar Disco, Restaurant on Ocheteaul Beach
The Sushi Bar - Japanese Dining on Victory Hill if you can find it.
Victory Castle Villa - Luxury bungalows with swimming pool (and Japanese Restaurant) on Victory Hill
Ace An Japanese - Japanese restaurant in the SihanoukVille New New Night Market
Aloha Sushi - Yet another Japanese Restaurant in the Heart of Ocheteaul Beach
Anam Yoga - On Otres Beach Evenings, and Otres Village in the Day.
Bar Petanque - Boule at it's finest on Victory Hill
Beachy Bar - right on Ocheteaul Beach.
Boia Deh - Italian Bakery in Pure North Plaza, Serendipity Beach
Buddy Land Water Park - A giant water slide and those air ball things.  Ocheteaul Beach
Coral Gardens Dive -  Scuba diving on Koh Rong Samloem Island
Cozy Resort - small hotel with swimming pool in back of Fortuna Casino
Derka Derka - Middle Eastern / Israeli food, Utopia Food Court, Serendipity Beach
Driftwood Japanese - Restaurant and Bar, Ocheteaul Beach
FastCat Speedboat - Fast ferry to Koh Rong Island from Serendipity Beach
Flying Boat - Fly in a boat over SihanoukVille's Coast.  Ocheteaul Beach
Friends Forever - Restaurant on "Near O" Otres Beach
Futura Italian - Italian and Khmer food on BBQ Street.  Ocheteaul Beach.
Golden Sea Beach Hotel - Right on Victory Beach
il Padrino - Italian Food on Serendipity Beach Road
In the Jungle - "Near O" Otres Beach Bar and Restaurant
Moon Julie Hotel - with swimming pool on Ocheteaul Beach
Morakot Seaside - Restaurant on Victory Beach.  Khmer Seafood.
Morning Star Guesthouse - On South Ocheteaul Beach
Nolan Guesthouse - Across the street. Downtown.
Otres Marina - River / Ocean Marina and Boat Trips on "Far O" Otres Beach.
Paradise Guesthouse - and restaurant right on South Ocheteaul Beach.
Princess Speed Boat - 40 minute trips to Koh Rong Island from Serendipity Beach.
Santino's Rock Star - Guesthouse on "Near O" Otres Beach
Taste of Paradise - Guesthouse on "Near O" Otres Beach.
Tep Apsara Guesthouse - New rooms downtown.
The Tamarind - long term guesthouse on Ocheteual Beach
Tom Fish - Ocean fishing trips
Vagabond Temple - Yoga in a cow field (nice mansion).  Behind Sokha Resort Hotel
Viseth Ratanak  - Restaurant and bar on "Near O" Otres Beach

A few places we probably missed, and some more "buggy" dune buggy adventure places, travel shops, and massage places around town.

The Islands around SihanoukVille are booming (or not)
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See You Soon!