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Bye bye Cambodia.


So me and Tom took a tuk tuk to the airport together because he booked a flight to Australia, Perth, yesterday and plan to stay there a few month and work and Im on my way to BKK! Wohoooo!!! I just like Bangkok more and more. I dont like the food so much but Adam have a kitchen so its perfect 🙂 The first thing I will buy in BKK is cornflakes! ooh it was so long time ago….I think it was 4month. Not that cornflakes is the best breakfast in the world but some times I just get this thing that it would be so good to eat cornflakes but its only really good 3 times a year haha
It was really sad to say goodbye to Nai yesterday… 😦 The hardest thing is that me and Tom dont have any Cambodian phone nr and I dont know why but hes Cambodian phone cant call my. Thai phone and he dont know how a email or facebook works so it will he hard to keep the contact. I just hope that Nai, Mama, Quang (my 3 favorits) are there for next year if Im not going back to Koh Rong in a month again…we will see whats happens its a bit to fare away to plan that now. But I should start to think about a plan. I have also planed to go back to Koh Phangan for a week or so… Meet Mr Chau and see how big and beautiful my little puppy, Buddha, is 🙂

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I have left the Island for now and Im on the mainland. So the owners closed The Backpackers down for he season and the Dive Shop will rent it for month to have their divers over there. So the owner came and took everything except 5 mattresses. The thing was that the same day we closed it for the season Toms 2 friends came so now we was people on 5 mattresses. That works because Nai and Quang chere a mattress 🙂 The first day after we help to move everything into the boat we met up our Khmer friends and celebrated that we had a whole building for our self and that we dont need to “work” any more!! So we bought some Khmer Whiskey and start to drink and eat 😀 The thing was that one of the mattresses was on the balcony and a storm came in a few seconds and I run back to the house to take in everything but I was soaked and the mattress was soaked so now we only had 4 mattresses on 7 people so me, Tom, Quang and Nai was charging one mattress HAHAH But it was really cozy 🙂
It had rain all night and it was still raining when I woke up. 10 am we decide to take a walk to Soksan and thats the second village on the Island and its in the end of Long Beach. Me, Nai, Tom, Tou and Mr Police (that we didnt know will join us) start to walk 🙂 Non of us have any flip flops so we walked  in the jungle without shoes and it was so wet and muddy everywhere after the rain. The thing was that it seems like non of the Khmer know the way because they kept asking me and Tom for the way and I was there 3month ago and Tom was there 1month ago so we didnt really know the way 100% so of course we walked a bit wrong. We needed to climb down a really scary way and it was slippery and wet everywhere. I also almost stepped on a scorpion!!! I didnt think that they live in the jungle…Always when I think about scorpions I think they live in the desert 🙂 When we finally arrive to Long Beach we cant see a single person! We was there all alone 😛 It was so beautiful!!! The Khmers stopped for a talk and me and Tom was walking a bit slow in front of them. BOOOOM! From nowhere Mr Police take out his gun and start to shoot 3 times!!! And then he have hes gun in hes hand and the scariest smile ever and start to almost run against us! AAAH me and Tom start to freak out a bit but when he was 3m in front of us he stopt and laugh….Khmer humore!!! Crazy people!! When we are in the middle of the beach a massive storm came in and we was soaked in a second and it didnt stop and we are in the middle of an empty, 7km long beach! OOOH we was freezing the whole way to the village. When we came to Soksan it was so beautiful there! The locals are so friendly and the Bungalows over there are so beautiful! There is a waterfall over there and Nai and hes friends from the village asked us if we want to take a shower in the waterfall but both me and Tom was dead after all walking and we was freezing as hell after that shower from the rainwater so we was waiting on them in the village 🙂
I dont think I need to explain how the way back was…It was really hard thats the only thing I need to say.
Usualy the boat horns 3times before it leaves but the day we left it only horn once so we almost missed the boat and I didnt have time to say goodbye to everyone!!!!!! AAAAAH!!!! The plan has always been that me, Tom, Nai, Quang and Raan will party in Sihnoukville for a night. The thing was when I left….I was so sad because the first person I said goodbye to was Mama! OOOH all the Khmers was on the beach and waved goodbye to us when we said goodbye! It was so sad to leave everyone! I thought Quang will join us to Sihnoukville but he didnt and I didnt give him a hug!!! I feel so bad! And when the boat start to go he came to the pier and waved!!! 😦 oooh I cried so much! It was so had!!! My little Khmer family 🙂 And when we arrived to Sihnoukville we didnt have any plan….Or I guess the lan was to go to Utopia and sleep there for a night but on the pier between the boats, Raan was there and me, Tom and Nai got so confused. We didnt know that he will be there and I dont have a Cambodian SIM-card. To make a weary long story shorter. Nai and Raan didnt get on the bus that me and Tom was on and it took me 5min to realize that was the last time we saw them. Because we dont have any phones so how can we find each other!?!?!!?? The only thing we know is that Raan is on a parked boat somewhere. So me and Tom came to the Golden Lion and jumped straight into a tuk tuk and drived back to see if they are there. course when we arrived it was dark and we didnt see them.
The port in Sihnoukville is the biggest one in Cambodia so it is a lot of boats there!
We drived back to the Golden Lion and eat some amazing Indian food at the Slumdog outside Utopia and then we start to think a bit more how we can find them… Raan is working on the boat for the Dive Shop so we was thinking that they must be on that boat 😛 So we asking around if someone knows where the Dive Shops boat is parked. After a while w know where that boat is. We jump into another tuk tuk and that tuk tuk guy said that we have met before and he also know my name…I didnt remember where I meet him but if he know my name I guess we met. Start to drive to the pier but another way and me and Tom got a bit panik because he drived us to a really dark road with no lights and just forest around us…. He asked if we want him to drive in on the pier but we said we can walk the last bit but wait for us we will be back. Me and Tom start to walk on this dark pier and its a big pier full of boats but on one of the boats here is some people drinking. That was the only thing that happened on the pier so Tom go to the boat and said “Nai”… No responding…”Nai” and then a guy came out from the boat and asked who are you and I think he didnt see me so he invited Tom to the boat and my plan was to stay there in the dark and wait for him to come out but then I hear “Tom! Where is Melina!?” So I walked up on the boat and as soon as this fishermen guys saw me they looked at Tom and asked why do you bring rubble here. Nai sai something to them and after that Raan sai something to them and the same guy who invited Tom on the boat keep repining “why do you bring rubble” Tom didnt hear him because he was talking to another guy that keep asking where he came from. So I just said “Nai, Tom, we are going NOW”. You could see that the repining guys started to be really angry that we, two white “barangs” was on his boat that time at night. The weird thing was that Nai know the tuk tuk guy that knows me because they are from the same village 🙂 The good thing is that we found Nai and Raan and Utopia is SHIT! Because they dont let Khmer people check in because “maybe they will steal something” But come on!!! Its low season and It was only me and another girl in the room and she was working at Bunnas so she also know Nai. But yeah…nai slept in the bar untill 06.00 then he sneaked into my dorm and slept for a few hour more 🙂
Tomorrow I will go to Phnom Phen for a night and then BANGKOK!!! HELL YEAH!

The Backpackers close for the season


The last week havent been so busy…Most of the time it has been really good weather but I dont know… we havent done so much… I have start to drink again so most of the time we are drinking some of the “jungle whiskey” HAHAH you get  3L of the jungle whiskey for 2.50$! And you also get really dunk but as soon as you stop drinking you get sober.  So me, Tom, Mike and all our Khmer guys have done that the last days 🙂

Every time me and all the Khmer guys are drinking they always wants to cheers with me and they also always want me to eat all the weird sea food they have. In Cambodia cheers means “Jolmoui” ( I dont know how to spell it ) But I have said for 3 month “Chonmoui” And that means fuck and to eat they say Nam Nam but to me they jay Jam Jam and that means blowjob so….Now I understand why they always buy drinks and food to me! HAHAH I feel sooo stupid but after one of the Khmer guys told me what it means its just a funny thing because now they have start to say cheers and eat food in English instead of Khmer 🙂

One of the owners came over here yesterday around 10am and Mike was on the mainland try to sort his bank card so it was only me and Tom here and we didnt know that she will come and from nowhere she showed up and said we will close down the place for the season!! Crazy pazy! I dont really care so much…Im leaving the Island in a few days so its not really a big deal to not have any job anymore and if I really want to get a job I have already got some offers so….But its feel pretty good to have the last days here just with relaxing and not need to think about working…

I understand why they close for the season…Its absolutely no tourists here for the moment… Most of the bars thats open during the evenings is  just full with staff from different places so its not worth to have it open.  Mama and Nai will stay in the building until they open for the season again 🙂  And for the moment me, Tom and Mike have our own house with 40 beds just for us selfe 🙂

I cant write anymore its so hot! Im outside in the “wind” but it feels like a sauna!!! But I will be back to BKK on the 27th 🙂 WOOOHOOO!!!!

Monsoon on Koh Rong


So the monsoon have start now and the whole Island is empty! It comes maybe 2 tourists everyday and all the places here try to get this 2 tourists so all the places are still open. It have rained for 4days now and it rains for 20min and then it stops for 5min and then it starts again. It have been like this for 3days now and the first day it rained for 24h. Because The Backpackers are on a pier and they are rebuilding the pier so you need to walk 5m on a small unsecured little wooden piece! Its so scary to walk there so we havent had so many customers and we dont walk outside because of the rain so it have been loads of movies all day 🙂 But thats also cozy to have a little movie week 🙂
But I hope the rain will stop and we will see some sun and some tourists !!!

Draaama!


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Haha not the best picture but we all are hang over and tired from the wedding yesterday and its really humt today so we are dead! Me and Jesus had a fight 4 days ago so we havent said a word to each other since that. He had been sick for a week and havent lift a finger to help me and Tom. I know that he was really sick but when he starts to sitt in our cozy pozy corner thats on the opposit side of the bar, then I guess he can sit in the bar. So I let him sit in the cozy pozy corner for 1 day. The day after he did the same thing and he always just walk straight to the cozy pozy corner whitout to eaven ask if we need help. In the eavning we got a few guests that played some pool and dranked so I told Jesus to go upstairs because it doesnt look good if you have some one in the bar sleeping. Hes answer back was “suck my dick”. And this time I was so tired of him that he didnt eaven asked if we need help or anything. He is just here and get free accomodation, food and drinks whitout working. So the day after I asked him if he was working today and hes answer was ” does it looks like it” and I said “no,but then if your not working then i think you should go upstairs because its really frustraiting to see some one on the otherside that looks healthy to take over the bar for a few hours. So he said ” Who do you think you are to talk to me like that your fucking bitch”….. I was sooo angry I just wanted to kick him in the face! So since 4days ago he always works between 11.30-16.00 and after that he dont help us any more… So we will see how long time he wants to live like that.
But what ever…Shit happens I guess everyone cant be best friends.
We also have some creepy guy walking around in our place at night. A few days ago some one came up on our balcogny who had a deformed face and big scary hands! and the day after some one was walking around with a flashlight and the day after that some one took out my and Toms mosquito net! and we allways put it all the way under the matrass so now we have 4 big khmer guys sleeping in our house 🙂

Pooh


So whats happen the last few days…. Nothing special I guess. It was raining for 6h today so we watch 2 movies, Enter the void (again), cannibal holocaust( terrible movie! Worst I ever seen) Dont see Cannibal Holocaust but see Enter the void!!
What else is it…. Ooh yes! Me,Tom and Nai went out on a kayak trip yesterday :p It was really fun, Nai did most of the work but he was happy anyway as always 😉 We didt come so far, maybe 15min walk futher on the beach haha but we ended up on a small beach with one house on and one guy, sleaping in a hammock. So we walked into the jungle and found a small waterfall. It was really nice. Tom was swiming and Nai took a walk on the clifs to find some snails to eat. I got afraid of a fish in the sea and jumped up on a rock and steped on a seachell! Ooh its really deep and Im afraid of the worms on the beach that they will crawl into me!! Its worms in the dogs pooh and the pooh on the beach in the sand and then people steps on it and if they have a open sore they can get worms… Some people allready got it…. We also swimed with a waterbuffalo! haha I dont have any pics 😦 I couldnt take my camera in a kayak!! haha

Birthday :)


Yesterday was Adams birthday 🙂 Im a bit sad that I was in Bangkok the wrong weekend. Last weekend when I was there I was soooo tried the first day when I arrived and the day after was some Buddha day so they couldnt sell alcohol and the day after that I didnt felt so good and the day after that was a really, really nice day and after that I went back to Cambodia…. So I will give him some fun present when I see him nest time 🙂
It was also Mamas birthday, our kitchen lady, she became 50!!! HAHAHA She told us 20.00 that it was her birthday and that it was 50! So we didnt get her any present but we had a really nice dinner together 🙂 It was me, Tom, Mama, Nair and all their friends, so maybe 10 people in the bar, drinking eating food and dont understand a shit and just smile 😀 HAHAHA I need to learn more Khmer so understand this wonderful people 🙂 It was a really nice day 🙂
OOh I dont think I told you about the wedding! It was a wedding here in the village and we went there but me, Tome, Mama, Nair and his friends was just outside the wedding at a restaurant, Cocos, and me and Tom bought a bottle of red wine and a chocolate brownie because we just got our salary. So we was drinking the wine and had a really good time and from nowhere a big fight started and people start to scream and all the guys was in two big groups and was fighting and the fight moved fast to the more touristic area on the beach and I think every single Khmer guy on this beach was in the fight and Nairs friend tried to stop the two first guys so he and his friends was also fighting so we and Tom took them into The Backpackers and we was hiding there for a few minutes and as always me and Tom didnt understand a shit what they are talking about…. But one of hes friends are a real trouble guy he has been here for 4days and he has already been into 4 fights….so…troublemaker.

But yeah its not much happening here now….Its really low season and its get a bit bored once in a while…But I got a really good book I bought in BKK, Misou Soup. Its a really good book about a young Japanese guy that works with sex tourism in Tokyo and its extra fun because I know where the places they’re talking about are.

Sand flies


Yesterday was the first day we closed the bar and went to the beach for a while. Today we did the same thing, but we went to another beach and we got eaten nu sand flies!!! Oooh If had forgotten how itchy they are! Its craaazy!!! But to night its a Khmer wedding so we will see if we can sneak into the party 😉 I guess if we bring some bottles of rum we will be welcome 😉

Cute


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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 😉

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 😉

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 🙂

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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