What I did…
I got the 30 minute boat across to rabbit island and got a small hut for $6 with a view of the beach and sea. From our side of the island we could still see Cambodia. With not much to do on the island I headed to get breakfast and read. I chilled out in the sun before it was replaced with rain clouds. I decided it was the best time to trek the 8KM around the island.
I set off through the jungle down a well walked path to meet rocky bay after rocky bay. Half way round I bumped into some people walking the opposite way telling me to watch out for snakes. As soon as they told me I was fumbling through my bag trying to get my camera. There were no snakes anywhere to be seen. They must of scared it off just before I got there! Gutted.
I carried on walking around and after accidentally killing a crab on the beach, not looking where I was walking, I ended up having to walk through the sea. I must of lost the trail.
I found a bank to climb up through thick jungle and walked through to another bank this time down. I slipped down with all my grace and ended up finding the trail again. I walked all the way around through a storm back to the starting point.
After a dip in the sea to cool off I had a beer and some food, I went back to the hut to chill out and never left again. The geckos in my hut were huge, at least 12-14 inches. No wonder really considering all of the insects that were in there with them! Flying ants everywhere and random other bugs flying about.
A lack of sun and not much to do had me thinking about leaving, i stayed another day and was rewarded with a scorching hot day. I lay in the sun reading and chilling out listening to music. I went for food and had crab, although I ate more shell than I did meat! I presume it was the world getting me back for killing a crab yesterday. As the evening came I could see the clear skies were going to give us an amazing sunset. I headed to the beach with a beer and began to watch the sun go down. Before it could I walked back down the trail and found a rocky cove all to myself to watch the sunset. It was one of the best sunsets Ive seen since I have been here. Amazing. After a few more beers I went back to my hut to watch the geckos feast. One huge gecko jumped onto my mozzie net and ran up it eating every bug in sight. I also had a praying mantis enter my room and hung from my mozzie net at the top.
Back out for food and a beer and ended up playing cards with 3 Americans and a Dutch girl. One of the Americans was wasted and explained the rules to me about 4 times even though I told him I knew them already. After one game (as it took so long!) I headed back to my hut and chilled out with my music.
Up the next morning and the boat guy asked me if I wanted to leave, it took me all of a second to say yes and headed back to Kep to get the bus to Kampot.
You can read more on Rabbit Island here.
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