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“Months ago while were were still in the States I made reservations at the Coconut Beach Bungalows on Koh Rong Island in Cambodia to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. The description and the reviews on the internet made it sound impossibly perfect; wonderful hosts, pristine beach, great views and on and on. How romantic is that?
We parted ways with our traveling companions in Danang, Vietnam and made fast tracks to Cambodia so as to be in position to get to our island get-away with a couple of days to spare. We did the obligatory stint in Phnom Penh then one night in Otres Beach which we actually found to our liking, but it was only a stepping stone to our most anticipated anniversary retreat.
Koh Rong, and in particular, Coconut Beach is not super-easy to get to. (Ok, grammar-nazis, shush) Unless you fly, you need to stop in Phnom Penh. For a large city it wasn’t bad. It had a nice riverfront and interesting parks, monuments and temples all within walking distance of each other.
Well, back in Phnom Penh, Pat had started to not feel well. In Otres he even seemed feverish and our first night at Coconut Beach he was completely wiped out. That’s when I started not feeling well, then feverish then wiped out over the three days we were at our beautiful anniversary retreat. Boooooo!!!
When the family who owned the bungalows found out we were sick, they made us pots of tea and brought us water and medicine too. Our anniversary did not go unnoticed either. Robbie snuck a fancy meal with candlelight and wine onto our patio while we were away from the room. They were so sweet to us. We wound up sharing most of it (the food anyway) with people in the neighboring bungalows as neither of us had an appetite.
Our main tasks each day, which we took seriously, were to walk down the beach for a beer under a palm tree, walk back, float around in the bathtub warm and crystal clear water, nap, enjoy a very light meal at the restaurant, retire to our patio for sunset and scotch, turn in for the night, let the body heal and kick some virus ass then repeat it all again the next day. By the time we left we were feeling much better.”
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