Crab, glorious crab, in Kep

Happy hour at a crab shack

Happy hour at a crab shack

We made our way to Kep today.  Thanks to our guesthouse owner in Kampot, we got a great deal on a tuk tuk ride here.  Cheaper than the bus, plus we got the fresh air and the scenic views, so can’t beat that.

We checked into a great little guest house.  We had a reservation for 2 nights and an hour and 39 minutes after arriving (all but about 5 minutes of which were spent at the pool) we had extended our stay to 5 nights.  The pool is lovely, we are walking distance to the ocean and the crab market, and at the back of the hotel is a national park so there are a ton of cool birds flying around.  Plus, we ran into a couple from Portland who we had met in Battambang and they sang the praises of the hotel.  As I sit here at night on our front porch listening to the sounds of birds, frogs and crickets, I think we made the right decision.

The highlight of Kep is the crab and you can bet we both had crab tonight.  Robert had the specialty: crab in a Kampot pepper sauce.  I had crab with glass noodles.  Both of us got two huge crabs and we each paid $7.50.  Can’t beat that.

Crab with glass noodles

Crab with glass noodles

Crab with pepper

Crab with pepper

Plus, the crab market is right on the water so we got to watch a great sunset yet again.  I think we are going to like it here…

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About theschneiduks

Lisa has a degree in biology and another in law and has spent the last 20 years working as a patent litigator. She is a voracious reader of young adult dystopian fiction and watches far too much bad tv. She loves pretty much anything to do with zombies, and doesn’t think there is anything weird about setting an alarm at 6 am on a weekend to stumble to a pub to watch her beloved Chelsea boys. Robert has had many professions, including a chef, a salesman, an IT guy and most recently, a stay at home dog dad. He speaks Italian and hopes to learn Spanish on this trip. He loves nothing more than a day spent sailing, hopes to do more scuba diving, and rues the day he introduced Lisa to football (i.e., soccer).
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4 Responses to Crab, glorious crab, in Kep

  1. Schiebs says:

    Bobby I want to see you grow that hair out on this trip!

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  2. Schiebs says:

    Go for the Ben Franklin!

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