During the Chinese New Year, my husband and I drove to Kampot for a daytrip. Kampot is a sleepy town in the southern coast of Cambodia. It has the kind of sleepiness that lure a city-dweller to its small-town and chill atmosphere.
My husband and I left Phnom Penh very early in the morning and arrived in Kampot around 10am. It was cold (perhaps below 15C) early morning and it was breezy all the way through. Hagrid, our Honda motorbike, was running smoothly.
The weather was actually very pleasant and great for a motorbike ride around Kampot town and Kep. A trip to these towns wouldn’t be complete without a meal at our favourite Espresso Cafe and Kim Ly’s restaurant.
This is one of our favourite spots in Kampot – the promenade at the riverside. We chanced upon these floating in the water:
In the background you can see the outline of Phnom Bokor (Bokor Mountain) and the new bridge in the middle-ground. In the foreground are “floats” in the shape of rumdul, Cambodia’s national flower.