Monday, February 4, 2013

A crabby kind of a day

No,  not the bad mood kind - that will be a week from tomorrow when I start the trek back home to the ice and snow and ordinary, hiss!!!  Kep is known for it's crabs and I got to sample them twice today!!! 

This morning started in the usual way...a leisurely breakfast at 7 am.  This morning it was pho soup - beef with noodles and veggies.  Very yum.  I am working my way down through the 4 breakfasts included with the room.  Tomorrow will be muesli with yogurt and fruit.  Can't wait!!  Then I start all over again.

I had a lazy morning on my deck and then took a tuk tuk to the crab market and wandered around for a bit.  There was a seafood market going on - mainly for locals.  Don't think any tourists would want to sample the wares....

I then went to Kimleys in amongst the crab shacks and had the Kampot green pepper crab.  I ordered a small one and it was delicious.  It came with complimentary steamed rice.  I also ordered a bottle of water and a dragonfruit shake.  They served me complimentary pineapple to finish my meal.  Total cost?  $9.38. US.  You can't beat that.  I had read that Kimleys was getting complacent with their food because of the popularity - they are in the Lonely Planet.  I found it delicious.  Not much meat  but very very tasty with the pepper sauce. 

I then walked along the water and found a lovely spot in the shade amongst some trees and watched the fishermen. 

The first brown shack is where I ate - right by the open window!!

I then carried on walking along the seafront - I hadn't gone this far north yesterday. 

I walked along this path.

Back to the lodge via tuk tuk and an afternoon spent by the pool.  I decided I wanted to see the  sunset and the closest place was the sailing club.  So I walked over.  Happy Hour - two for one drinks - yay!
I enjoyd my drinks then ordered the crab pasta.  As I said I ordered a small crab meal and I was hungry again.  Anyway the pasta was lovely but this was lovelier...

Oops not in order but you get the drift.  It was absolutely incredible.  I think I will treat myself to another sunset meal on Wednesday evening. 

Tomorrow it's off to Rabbit Island for a day on the beach. 

No comments:

Bopping around Budapest - The Old Town of Buda

F riends had raved about Budapest and having read quite a bit about it I knew it was on my "to visit" list. And I knew it was goi...