Kampot and Kep, Cambodia

Kampot and Kep are small towns on the coast in Cambodia. Of all the places we’ve visited so far in SE Asia, the expat (and sexpat) presence here is by far the most noticeable. Kampot is full of English speaking expats, and Kep is full of French speaking expats. Most of the guests houses and restaurants seem to be foreign owned, and we met a lot of interesting/odd expats hanging out in the Kampot bars/restaurants. But I guess you’d have to be a bit odd to move to a place like Cambodia.

A highlight of the week was lunch at the Kep crab market! We used this video to learn how it works. First you pick out your crabs, then you pay $1 to get it steamed (or fried), and then buy some rice, some garlic chili sauce, some beers, and dig in! The crabs are really good! Similar to Chesapeake Blue crabs, but sweeter. Or maybe just fresher.

Kampot is famous for its pepper, and visiting a pepper farm is something everyone must do while here. We also did kayaking, hiking, and exploring the countryside by scooter. We did a lot of relaxing too.

See the photos here.

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