18.10.11 - Sihanoukville, last day before Bangkok
The price i'd paid to stay in Reef Resort included breakfast and since I hadn't made it yet and I had such a great sleep last night I was up and out and eating breaky in the restaurant at 9.30am.
Yet another day around the pool chilling out, updating my blog with text and photos by this point I was well and truly relaxed from all the hopping around I'd done in the previous weeks.
Afterwards I collected my clean laundry in preparation for the new leg of my journey and just as I was walking back to my room Ivan had obviusly seen me from his room window and called out to say hello. As I put my things down he had knocked on my door. With him was his wife, Amy who had flown in this morning and who he couldnt wait for me to meet. They were off to the bar in the resort and both invited me to join them. I wasn't exactly sure what I was going to do with myself tonight, especially for dinner too and since they invited i took them up on there offer and joined them at the bar shortly afterwards.
Ivan also introduced me to all the other crew memebers from the US navy who were on board the navy ship docked over at Victory Beach. Some had their wifes and girlsfriends with them, and some didn't. Obviously as it was the evening all those gathered around the bar were all chilling, except for this one guy who had his head in his Macbook with what looked like a Cambodian sat next to him. As Ivan introduced each of them to me, I learnt that actully the guy with the laptop and the Cambodian were translaters and were tracking radio communication. It felt so strange sitting there knowing that US Navy Officers were beside me working away and investigating terrorism and here purposely for an exericise.
Amy and I spoke for ages. She was a lovely lady, just like Ivan was. In fact they were all lovely and so kind. I think I spent at least a couple of hours sat there catching up with each of them and getting to know each of the guys and the woman. Shortly afterwards Amy and Ivan left to have some dinner together, and since the resort had a mexican restaurant attached to it, I decided to order a Burrito. It was yummy!!! Whilst sat there eating my tea, I ended up talking with the translater, a chief engineer and a diver. They were all so interesting in their own right. I felt quite boring just telling them about my boring insurance job compared to all of theres. LOL.
Since I was leaving Sihanoukville the following morning to take the border crossing and head back to thailand, I decided to leave shortly after dinner, so I said my goodbyes and went back to the room to pack up my things and get ready for the journey.