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Day 49

Remote islands.

40 °C

I took a speed boat, equipped with flat screen TV and 90's hip hop music videos, to Koh Rong Samloem - a remote island off the southern coast of Cambodia.

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I was all ready, had taken out $100 dollars cash and walked into my hotel... only to discover my hundred dollar bill was gone. On an expensive island with no ATM, no internet, credit cards not accepted and... $30 in hand. Haha, I'm horrible at this. I walked far down the beach and found a little bungalow for $25 a night and met some very friendly Finnish boys who took me under their wing. Saved.

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We went swimming, built a big bon fire, walked along the beach, but the very best part of this island is the phytoplankton. At night, when the lights go out from the hotels, you swim and the ocean lights up all around you. It was AMAZING. I wish i could have captured how crazy it was, there is one very blurry picture, the blue stuff is the plankton!

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Posted by traveling_paj 23:40 Archived in Cambodia

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Hey Babe. Looks like your still having a great time. When I was a kid in Calif. we had red plankton that did the same thing. When the grunion were running (small fish that come into shore & everyone goes out to net them at night) you stood in the middle of this big school of fish & all the bubbles they made swimming all over the place were phosphorescent from the plankton. It was amazing. Impressed me as a 6 yr. old! Getting excited. Infinity. M. Xo

by A.Stewart

LOVE the boardwalk photo!!!

by Sue Mason

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