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Best crab I have ever eaten!!!

Arrived Kep late afternoon & booked into Champey Inn on the beach. Asked $35 but offered them $30 as no hot water or internet as advertised. Great location over the road from the beach & short walk to the crab markets. Kep is backed by hills covered with lush jungle. Originally established 1908 as a retreat for French colonists. Fell to ruin during khmer rouge.

Had dinner at the Crab Markets – a group of huts type restaurants on the beach with water lapping underneath. Kimleys had been recommended to us & did not disappoint!!! Had the best ever seafood ever eaten – Crab legs cooked in chilli, garlic & lemongrass was to die for, grilled prawns & fried rice with massive prawns on it. Cost $20. We ate so much & watched the sun set over the ocean while the water lapped below us. Our crabs were kept in crab pots in the water & young boys would collect one when an order came in.

Sunday 2nd Aug:

Rained all morning, so couldn't enjoy sitting around the pool & admiring the view over the beach. Hired dodgy bicycles, put on a rain poncho & went exploring in the rain around the many headlands, past the mermaid statue. Many empty French mansions , some just empty shells.

Bought mangosteens at the market - in love with them!

1pm bus departed & arrived back in Phnom Penh at 5pm. Bus totally full & even had people sit on plastic stools in the aisle

Posted by hillbillyramsey 17:00 Archived in Cambodia

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