Kara in Kep - she promises to return
We had already learned that our 5 booked rooms had become 4. More surprises in store however - only two nights had been booked in which meant that there was no room at the inn on day 1. Atay panyaha (no worries) - seven of us took a boat out to Rabbit Island while Graham and Sue Taylor (of moto robbery fame), Sue Hanna and Frank (who I still need to introduce) slummed it at the Kep Beach House - aircon, swimming pool .... you get the picture.
It was a wonderful way of spending thirty hours or so. Two of those hours that entertained us the most was the wait for dinner - cooked over an open flame. One hour into the wait, and the cook is running after a chook, knife in hand (also true!).
Kara, and our chariot to Rabbit Island in the background. The island lies very close to the border with Vietnam. It is perhaps 2km x 1km; with houses dotted along the coastel strip and impenetrable, hilly jungle in the interior.
Good night, Vietnam
Vanna - home of the famous $1 pancake breakfast