There's a really great beach here that seems to be at it's liveliest in the evening. It's lined full of restaurants selling fresh fish & shack like beach bars, and every other establishment seems to sell 'happy' pizza, (better known as marijuana topped pizza) so it's not surprising that its a very relaxed, easy going place ;-)
We did hire a moped and explore other parts of the town, but we really loved just eating & drinking beside the beach so we spent most if the time here just watching the world go by.
Unfortunately the area is quite notorious for sex trafficking & prostitution - although it's not glaringly obvious in the fact there are not people working the streets or coming up to you & offering their services. However after a while you do notice that there are a hell of a lot more western males with VERY young cambodian women (or men) on their arms, in comparison to white/cambodian couples.......which I know might sound like we're either making quite big assumptions that these guys are paying for company, or that we're totally phobic, narrow-minded people. But on both counts I can tell you honestly that we're not, and what we saw with our own eyes was quite disturbing. But there really is no supply without demand, so exactly who is in the wrong here?
on October 2, 2011
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