Weekend Getaway in Cambodia

Believe me, I didn’t plan this weekend getaway. As soon as a friend of mine offered a free hotel room and a free ride to Kampot province about 4 hours’ drive from Phnom Penh, I knew that would be just right for me. 😛
After staying overnight at Rabbit Island, my friends and I headed to rock formations or rock hills on the way back to Phnom Penh.
This might be just another travel story for you; however, for the first time in my life, I made the craziest decision to do something that could get me killed. Forget about this cheesy part as at least I was lucky to be able to spend some time with my friends.

Kampot rock hills (taken with a phone camera – Nokia C3)

Don’t try this at home!

I am not a professional rock climber, but it’s the very first time in my life to climb the rock hill as high as this. Look at a house on the right of the picture, and imagine climbing all the way down there till the top. I stood on a rock hill to take this photo with my phone camera. Without a harness, a rope, a helmet, protection gear or clothing designed for rock climbing, I somehow managed to reach the top. The way up there was very steep, and there was nothing but small plants I could hold on to.
I didn’t flinch from looking upward and downward at the same time, but I tore the butt of my jeans with sharp rock. 🙁 If I ask experts, they will tell me that what I just did was called “free soloing“, which I previously did not have the faintest idea about!
Rabbit Island in Kampot province. Come and visit it with me! What are your favourite weekend gate-away?


4 thoughts on “Weekend Getaway in Cambodia”

  1. The rocky mountain is very fabulous especially the big caves and small caves…sea food in Kampot also awesome…Believe me! Nila really climbed that rocky mountain…it’s so …….

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