Made it to Kep, about 30 minutes away from Kampot – depending on how many locals the bus picks up and drops off, and it’s a cute little town.
Kep is full of old French colonial villas that are in ruins after the Khmer Rouge era where starving locals looted and picked anything they could use to survive eg. Firewood, any material of value etc.
Very cool town, but the main reason I wanted to explore Kep was via my mouth and stomach, as it’s Craaaab City!
We’re staying in a cute rounded bungalow owned by a Swiss-Khmer family, Bacoma Bungalows, and my priority for choosing it was its close proximity to the oh, so deliciously named, Crab Market!
We feasted for a grand total of $15.25 USD. Lionel ordered the Steamed Crab with Garlic, and I went for the Green Pepper Crab (Kampot’s known for its pepper – we went to a quaint pepper farm the other day), washed down with four Cambodian beers. Delish.