Sunday, September 25, 2011

A Visit to Kampot

This past weekend we had a mini vacation to Kampot town. It is much bigger than the provincial town here at our training site, and even has some western food restaurants, so I was really excited. It turned out to be, as I like to call it a "foodcation" The whole trip was centered around eating. It was our third anniversary earlier in the week, so we used this as an opportunity to splurge on food and hotel. A good guesthouse (Paris Guesthouse) was recommended, and ended up being where most trainees stayed, so we splurged and got AC! It's nice to come back at the end of the day and not sweat in your room. Sometimes a fan just doesn't do enough.
Kampot has a beautiful river, and along the river are strings of restaurants with western food. The other side of the river is the "khmer side"where the market and Khmer restaurants are located.

We found this particularly delicious restaurant, run by a british man( Rusty Keyhole). He had ribs, and mashed potatoes, and everything delicious you could think of. We went there for our friend's birthday dinner, and ended up there again for lunch the next day.
Do you see that pie in front of her? Now I am not the biggest fan of chocolate desserts, but this, this was the most delicious chocolately pie I've ever had. It tasted like the best brownie I've eaten. My mouth is watering just thinking about it! If you're in Kampot definitely go to Sisters II for some pumpkin spice pancakes and  brownie pie.
After eating lunch they brought out my order of mashed potatoes, but I was literally so full I couldn't eat anything, so Hal asked them to "take it away" so a few minutes later the waitress brought it in a "take away" bag for us. Oops, it was a British restaurant after all. I was glad to have the potatoes later, because even cold they were better than most Khmer food.

And now we are in our very last week of training before becoming actual Peace Corps Volunteers. Wish us luck, we will be sworn in, in one week, and one day.


Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

That's so awesome! Glad you're doing well. Good luck with getting sworn in! I sent you an email back, YES send me the mailing and I'll send you delicious goodies!

tom said...

why not come back kampot again?living in the countryside

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