After the busy and impressive Phnom Penh on to the beach. Spending a few days at Otres Beach.

At 8.15 a.m. Iโ€™m in the bus on the way to Sihanoukville (on the coast). I arrived there at 12.15 p.m. and by tuktuk on to Mushroom Point at Otres Beach. The most quiet beach near Sinahoukville, with a great laid back atmosphere.

The entrance of Mushroom Point.

Mushroom Point completely met my expectations! A short description: everything there has a round shape! They honor their name ๐Ÿ™‚ Nice staff, cute round mushroom huts and a beautiful round dorm with round beds. You could sleep there with three persons (that is, with two shorter Asians lying next to you ๐Ÿ˜‰ The food is fresh and really delicious!

Sorry for the poor quality picture. If it’s ok you can just see the round dorm with the round beds.

I installed myself in a hammock and had a great time relaxing and reading the whole afternoon. And I met some nice Dutch people. The rest of the evening we were chatting, relaxing and eating! A good atmosphere with in the background great music like Jason Mraz, Jessie J, raggae, jazz, etc.

Chill point. Movie point.

This is really a place where you’re just easy and relaxed without worrying for a second. Yes, I like to travel and see nature and culture. But just a few days doing nothing is something I also like. After that I feel like admiring the next beautiful things of the country.

Otres beach.
Everything is round ๐Ÿ˜‰
The part of Mushroom Point at the beach.

How do my days look like?

During the day, I move from my round-shaped bed to the hammock, to a sun lounger or a round lounge chair. I’m spending a lot of time with the others! A really nice group! As if we have known each other for a lot longer than just a few hours ๐Ÿ˜‰ Sometimes there is a group of Cambodians with children on the beach, all excited to jump into the sea! With or without clothes, it doesnโ€™t matter! They are so happy! Nice to see! I enjoy it!

Girls who are playing on the beach.

We spend the evenings at the Mushroom Point beach bar where it is very cozy. From the round lounge chairs under a mushroom parasol I enjoyed a bottle of Chardonnay or a cocktail and relaxed music, such as reggae or Faithles. Some ‘hippies’ have stayed here for 33 days, probably because although blowing is not legal itโ€™s allowed here. We also had a laugh when the electricity went down. One of the others had a glow-in-the-dark shirt, which turned out to be a big success!! ๐Ÿ™‚

In the morning it is still quiet at the beach bar ๐Ÿ˜‰

During one of the nights at 1 o’clock we decide to go swimming with a few people. It’s a clear night and according to the staff you can see the luminous plankton in the sea. The plankton lightens up when thereโ€™s friction in the water. And yes, when we wave our hands though the water, we all see little lights near our fingers.. Very weird! A magical effect! Because the sea is very rough, we canโ€™t go further than till our waist and we canโ€™t really swim, but it’s a very special experience! Swimming in the dark is special anyway. You almost canโ€™t see the waves, which makes it exciting. Iโ€™m glad I did this.. very cool!

With a little reluctance, I’ll leave after a few wonderful days .. What a nice place this was!!

Relax mode ON..

Next time, more cultural ingredients, as I will travel to Siem Riep and visit Ankor Wat.


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