Living in a busy city full of traffic and over crowded in almost every period of the day, makes me long for the nature, its tranquility and peacefulness.
This is what this story is about- town forgotten by time, existing on the Cambodian seaside. It is called Kep.
We picked up a place to stay that was literally in the middle of the jungle, in Kep National Park.
Hosts were very sweet and welcoming, coming from England with an amusing story of how they ended up in Cambodia.
The bungalow was wonderfully furnished but somehow kept its authenticity and close connection to nature. We even had giant geckos breeding in our room; of course that is not something that I would normally like to hear, but in this case the hosts were so thrilled because of that fact, that I somehow developed a kind of an emotional sympathy for lizards.
Each day started with a wonderfully prepared breakfast- pancakes, fruits and a cup of Cambodian coffee. It’s taste is unique and I bought tons of it to bring back home in order to preserve its taste and flavor in reality, but now it’s only the memory what’s left of it.
After breakfast we would’ve taken the trial that went up to the Kep National Park passing through lush green vegetation and each time we were amazed by the delightful creation of nature. I offer you a glimpse of it through my pics.
We would’ve wandered for hours, thinking of everything and nothing in the same time. We had long silent pauses alone with our thoughts. Then came the inevitable walk to the lonesome streets of Kep to catch a bite in a restaurant that was as meditative as everything else in this place. Even the waitress there talked softly and peacefully as if not to distract us from our thoughts. We would’ve stayed there for God knows how long and watched the sunset;
Then it was time to go back to our jungle community to get some sleep and start it all over again the next day… Truly amazing!