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Cheap sex in Koh Kong

by Jan Garanoz

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From Koh Kong town to the border either by motorcycle for 2 or 3 dollar (I do not recommend this and do not take it myself for safety reasons) or by tuk-tuk for 5 dollar. Tuk-tuks wait plenty in front of the Asean Hotel. 5 dollar is per tuk-tuk, not per person. Taxis cost 10 dollar per car. These prices include the toll charge for the bridge.

The Thai - Cambodian border is open 7 am to 8 pm.

On the Thai side one can either take a minibus for 120 baht, or a pick-up to Klong Yai for 30 baht, and another pick-up from Klong Yai to the bus station in Trat for 60 baht. The large buses from Trat bus terminal (sathanee kon song) to the bus terminal in Chantaburi cost approximately 55 baht.

Coming into Cambodia from Thailand, one can either go by motorcycle for 3 dollar, or use a taxi. Taxis are 300 baht for the whole cab or 100 baht per person.

Koh Kong immigration office

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There are no regular buses, but buses occasionally bring groups of people from Sihanoukvilee, and one can negotiate with drivers for fares up to Koh Kong or even Sihanoukville.

But this is not a regular service.

Many western foreigners have opened restaurants and guesthouses in Koh Kong town. Many of them are a great source of information for newcomers. I found the following especially helpful:

Allan of the Divers Inn - no diving (he is a professional diver, but apparently not much to see in the waters around Koh Kong

Richard of the Hello bar - no girls (a bit out of the town center on the blue street where most hotels and restaurants call themselves blue something)

Fat Sam - he is indeed a bit overweight but a great friendly source of information, his restaurant named Fat Sam, too, is on the town main street near the market. Go for a visit and a beer if you do drink. He stays there with his Cambodian wife, who gives him 100 riel a day... But he is not starving.

Overall, the foreigner scene is very relaxed an friendly, and, as they told me, a perfectly safe place where people are not afraid to stroll along dark alleys in the middle of the night.

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