Archive | May 2013

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AAAW The kittens are so cute! They are so slow hahah Tired all the time and just wants to eat 🙂 Two of the cats have already got into a little catfight 😉
Today was the worst day ever! I woke up dead! No but I was so tired all day and yesterday I made a “cozy corner” in the bar more like a sleeping place for me and Jesus when we are tired 😉 So after 4h I took a nap in the cozy corner and woke up 2h later with the worst head deck ever! But now its only 5h left then bead 😉 WOHO

Kittens


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Woho! For the moment everything is going as it should go! We got power now!! Woho! so we have music now 😉 But of course everything cant be perfect…My Ipod is shit! I dont know what happend but all the music is gone on my Ipod so I connected it to my pc but my Itunes only finde 700 songs but it only syncronice 400 of the songs so I have spend 5h try to sort this out but I dont know a shit about pc so I still got the same problem! 😦
The best news for today is that our cat, Boo, got 3 kittens today! I have never seen new born kittens before and I thought they would be bigger. They are so tiny!! We havent give them names yet but I already know whos mine 🙂

Snow


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Im so tired from yesterday…A long ride from Bangkok to Sihanoukville and when I arrived to Utopia I met so many nice people! Most of them was other staff from Koh Rong who spend their last day in Cambodia so we was drinking a bit and had some nice conversations 🙂 Today at the boat I got a really wierd feeling…I got a winter feeling!!! Haha in Cambodia! When I was on the boat a storm came and it was raining and raining for 1,5h and it rain so much so I couldent see the other Islands we was passing by and the water became like snow. It train so hard and every little drop made a little splash into the water and it became white. It looked so beautiful! Every single drop became a little sparkeling glitter drop into the sea and the whole blue gray water was sparkeling! Its a  very nice feeling when its 30 degrees 😉

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Im so tired from yesterday…A long ride from Bangkok to Sihanoukville and when I arrived to Utopia I met so many nice people! Most of them was other staff from Koh Rong who spend their last day in Cambodia so we was drinking a bit and had some nice conversations 🙂 Today at the boat I got a really wierd feeling…I got a winter feeling!!! Haha in Cambodia! When I was on the boat a storm came and it was raining and raining for 1,5h and it rain so much so I couldent see the other Islands we was passing by and the water became like snow. It train so hard and every little drop made a little splash into the water and it became white. It looked so beautiful! Every single drop became a little sparkeling glitter drop into the sea and the whole blue gray water was sparkeling! Its a  very nice feeling when its 30 degrees 😉

High on petrol!


So I just arrived to Sihnoukville and Im high on petrol! The bus smell petrol and burned for 5h and then it start to smell salami!!
Ooh so stressy! I forgot how it is to be really stressed haha!
Bangkok was as usuall…I love it! I always have fun in BKK but its also nice to leave. The ride from Koh Rong to Bangkok was 23.5h so I decide to spend a few extra $ for a flight back this time. It takes 1.20h from Bangkok to Phnom Phen and it took 10min to get the visa on the airport and no hustle with the visa fee eather 🙂 Sooo Nice! Then I took a tuk tuk to the bus station. My bus left 17.00 and while I was waiting on the bus I was talking to the tuk tuk drivers that really didnt understand why I work for “free” in Cambodia, haha, But I get food, drinks and accomodation for free 🙂 Tomorrow I will take the 08.00 boat back to Koh Rong and I really hope that the generator is there because I have download some good music that I want to listen to the big, loud speakers! Woho!
When I was in Bangkok, me and Adam had a conversation about places that we could live for a while, so I think I have decide where to go after Cambodia…. JAPAN!!! HAHA. I have been there 3 times and I just love it! So maybe I go back to Japan in a month or so and stay there for a few month and maybe do some typical western jobs like model or bartender or something like that 😉 We will see I always decide the last minute 🙂

Make the streets of Bangkok unsafe


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I know, I know…I have been really bad to update and I have so much to tell you guys! I dont even know where to start!

We havent had any generator for weeks, or it feels like weeks, I think we got a new one yesterday or I hope so. Thats why I havent updated for a while because all my electronic things needed to charge but I have nowhere to charge it. I really dont want to leave my computer or phone in another hostel, not because I dont trust the staff but you never knows who he people walks in there are so I just wait until we got power. It is a big problem that we dont have any power, all the batteries are also dead so we dont have any battery for the music and the flashlights. Its really annoying because who wants to stay in a hostel who gets totally dark when the sun goes down!? NO ONE! HAHAHA but what ever then we dont need to work so much 😉 We cant really do anything about it so we just need to wait for a new generator and tell the customers how the situation are for the moment.

The last weeks when we didnt have any power we have closed the bar earlier because its so dark and most of the evenings it is a bit stormy so all the candles are blowing out so its so unnecessary to have the bar open when no one even can see that we are open… Sometimes we move the bar upstairs into the dorm room because of the storm. The bar/restaurant are just an open area on the water so it gets more winds there then on the places on the beach.  But its really cozy because we are one of the few places who hang out with our Khmer staff and their friends so its fun with all the mixed people we have in our place 🙂

We got water “problems”. We have never had any tap water because the owner wont understand whats the problem is but when I come back that will be one of the 2 things that we will fix first! Problem nr one is that its leaking in when its rains but only in the staff dorms and in the bar its like a shower so I guess thats the only working shower 😉 And problem nr two is to move the water tanks up to the waterfall.  I know that I forgot to write so many things but the last days there have been some boxing on the beach, most of the time westerners against Khmers, The prime minister of Cambodia was on the island and we have went to a few local Khmer parties 😉 Its fun

For the moment Im in Bangkok, meeting Adam 🙂  But also because I needed to do a visa run but I really didnt understand how long time this will take! IT WAS CRAZY! I started on Wednesday 16.00, the boat from Koh Rong, it was a bit stormy and I get easy seasick so I puke once 😦 After 3,5h terrible boat ride I had a 15min pause in Sihanoukville I jumped on the bus that takes me half way to Siem Riep and then in the middle of the night they wake me up and said that I need to change bus and that bus takes me to the border and then when I come to the Thai border I change to a minivan …I felt sick 90% of the time and we did a 40min pause + this 15min in Sihanoukville and it took 23,5h!!!!!! OOOH When I arrived to Adam yesterday he had already fixed a spear bead for me and I was awake for maybe 2h and then I couldnt even have my eyes open and I slept for 12,5h 😛 But it is nice with civilization and I have already done some shopping and of course today its some stupid Buddha day so we cant buy alcohol and I wanted to have some fun 😉 Do some party and make the streets of Bangkok unsafe 😉

 

I still miss Koh Rong and I think its fun to “manage” the place and do how we want it to be and all our regular customers ( Khmer people )  and our Khmer staff and the western staff are so nice 🙂 We have so fun together 🙂 Even if we have a lot of dead time but we are a good group of people and I think we got the new generator, it suppose to be on the boat that arrives 16.15, 15min after I left the Island so it will be a surprise when I come back 🙂

Rain rain and more rain


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Raining season have start now…or I think so…I didnt see any sun today just rain and rain. Did I told you guys that the boss was here a few days ago? She thought that we had done a really good job so she brought something extra for us 😉 3 bags of Haribo candy and Oreos and 3 bottle of wine. So yesterday was a bit shit day…Not many guests on the island and most of the places was closed around 21.00. Mama had her son and his wife here and they bought us BBQ and we offer them wine but they didnt like it so me, Tom and Jesus got 3 bottle for our self 😉 Woho! We closed the bar a bit earlier so we could go to the Khmer party and its always much more fun when your drunk! One bottle of wine is really too much for me for the moment….I cant handle it so Im a bit happy that the weather is shit today so we can just relax and maybe do a movie night 🙂

Soooo good!


Allways so much things happens here and everytime I got some time over to write a post I never know where to start. But the last week we have decide that we will hire some one, we need one more staff so just come here and you will get a job asap! everyone need staff for the moment so if we are full when you come then you can get it somewhere else 🙂 in the last post I told you that I cought 2 fish so today me and Jesus join Nai and his brother out for a fishing trip, hahaha!! ooh we became so sea sick! Nais brothers girldfriend womit and me and Jesus felt sick aswell but we didnt womit.  We also didnt catch any fish but Nai got 10!! 
At the hostel everything is just fine for the moment. We put up some more signs and we was in sihnoukville and did some promotion and after that we got alot of costumers so I think it works 😉 Our biggest problem for the moment is the generator but….yeah not so much we can do about it…. Mama always brings in random people here and Nai always have a few friends sleaping here. But its so fun here the hostel is going well or atleast better 🙂 Its a bit scary because 7 people who work here on the Island have been really sick here for a week now and we took them to the hospital in sihnoukville and we thought its dengue fever but the doctor said it was something else so they are in bkk now in the hospital there so I hope everything goes well for them. But now its a storm coming in so we need to get ready for it 😉

Fishing


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I “paid” a boy a Fanta to borrow his bottle with a string and I gave it 3min and I got a really big fish!! My first fish ever!

Khmer party


Ok so right now Im here with 4 Cambodians writing my blog 🙂 Its fun some of them maybe see a computer once a year 🙂 Its an Island so its just a few places with wifi so its interesting for them to see me write…. But We have and so many troubles!  We got robbed and then we dident get any customers because of that and everyone on the Island makes up a lots of things so people didnt want to stay here… Then our generator broke so we didnt have any power for a few days so who wants to stay here with no tap water and no electricity!? NO ONE!!! But hey…I did some really good signs and we lower the price from 5USD to 3USD for a doorm room and we got back the generator but the same day the receiver broke so yesterday we had my little speaker but still without loud music we did our best day since I started here. We had all the costumers on the Island and we was working from 8.00- 02.00!!! OOOH! We was sooo tired and then up 08.00 to work again. But hey its fun because everything is changing now and its just gets better and better! 

Our stuff that works in the hostel is Mama, she do the best food ever! Its so good! Then its me and Micke/ Jesus, hes an Swedish guy from Småland, then its Tom, hes an English guy from Burnley and then we have Nai, ooh without him we couldnt survive! He help us with everything and if he cant fix it he bring Papa. Hes mom is sick so papa and the two brothers went back to Sihanoukville to his mom and 8 siblings. So hes stays with us now in the hostel and its so fun because his English is shit and our Khmer is shit so its so fun to try to learn him English and he try to learn us Khmer 🙂 

The only problems I have now its that I need to be in the sun more but hey after a 5min walk on the beach yesterday I got 4 really big bites so….. But I need to go on some adventure sooon!!!! 

I couldnt post this yesterday because my connection is shit so I do it now 🙂

But it was a real adventure yesterday! Nai asked me out for a date 😉 HAHAHA I couldnt say no because he is a really nice guy and I know he just want to show me for his friends hahaha But it was really fun! I was drinking a bit yesterday so I was a bit tipsy and we went to the local party 😛 They have a party to celebrate the raining season and they had some Mekong competition and Mekong i like really really bad whiskey and they drank maybe 10L each HAHAHA so everyone was drunk and danced and we had so much fun 😀 

They really know how to party and with my few words I can say in Khmer its even more fun 😀 All the Khmers on this Island are so nice! Love them!!!

Utopia-Cambodia


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Its 07.00 and we are on our way back to the island. To give out the flyers was fun! We walked to the last lights on the beach. It was a beach chack with a name I dont remember….But the people there was sooo nice! It was a group of Cambodians and we was drinking beer and whisky with them and singing Kamar songs whit them eaven if I dont understand any words. I got really really drunk! I havent drink alcohole for a few weeks… I drank one beer the last day in bkk, one shot tequila in Chiang Mai and one shot the first day I arrived to Koh Rong again…. So in one month I havent drink so much and yesterday I drank a lot!
Then we walked to the next place and got stuck there with a really nice kiwi/aussi couple! They had bought a braslet from a little boy  so I was talking to him while he made it. He told me that an  Cambodian person earns about 100$ pr month but 20$ is one month school to learn basic things. Crazy! So much money for school!! Later we ended up at the dolphine shack…Giving away our last flyers and then we went back to Utopia. Utopia is one of thos places when you dont need to go outside the building because you have everything here….Almost like a resort but for 1$!!! Hahaha I think the price says everything about the place hahah
So hopfully we will have some more guests today.

Sihanoukville


We havent had any power for a few days now because the generator is broke so we needed to send it to the main land and we dont know how long time it will take to get it back…. For the moment is storms and rain every day and because we are on an Island it comes so fast and from every direction so its crazy and the backpackers are in the middle of the sea so it becomes a bit windy! ahaha but its cozy because we have candles and play card games so it so cozy pozy! For the moment me and Tom are on the main land in Sihnoukville to do some promotion for the Backpackers hostel in koh rong so I hope more people will come because nothing is more expensive then 3$!!! And, we have free shots 😉 woho!!

No manager


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So the last few days have been alot to do! As you know the place got robbed and everyone is talking shit that the safty box have been stolen so many times but thats not true… Also the day before yesterday our generator broked so for the moment its only works when it wants to. Yesterday the manager came to KRB and said that he is only here to spend a night and take hes things and leave because he dont want to be here at rain season and he got a better offer so he took it 🙂 So the thing is that we are 3 stuff working and we have no manager so we are running this place now 😉 We lower the price for a dorm room from 5$ to 3$ we will also change the food menu tomorrow and we put up more signs and we did it cozy with some orange lights 😉 On the picture is the old managers dog Natcho and he takes a last hunt try to catch some fish 🙂 So for the moment I have so many things to sort out.

Ok I couldent update this before because we didnt have any wifi on the island for a few days. But now we got it back 😉 But now we got bigger problems because we dont have any generator!

Ooh so many problems here for the moment!!

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