What I did…
I got to Shnooky around 1PM after a 2 hour mini bus from Kampot. I walked up to Monkey Republik and got a room in the dorm. I left the room to go eat only to come back and find someone’s bags on my bed. I took them down and Sam walks in looking confused. We sort it out in reception and he gets another bed. This was not the last bed move for Sam! Met 3 English guys playing pool and got some beers and sat on their balcony for a while. I met the guys from my dorm and we all headed to the beach for more beers. We got pretty drunk and I walked myself home at about 4AM and ended up chatting to Brogan, very very drunk! Ooopsy!
Next day we were all hanging so decided to hit the beach. Me, Sam, Jay, The Danes and Juan and Fran from Argentina chilled out all afternoon. Me, Sam, Juan and Fran went on the inflatable fun park in the sea and I managed to graze my chest. To Dolphin Shack on the beach and got invited to the booze cruise the next day. With that in mind I wanted to relax tonight so we went to the cinema and watched Anchorman, it’s the 3rd time Ive seen it this trip, but it never gets old! Beers from the shop and stayed up playing pool and chatting on Skype.
The booze cruise started at around 1PM and we got a beer in with the $9 we paid. We started drinking and Frenchie (Tomas) was trying to pronounce McDonald’s to me and Sam. After asking a few times what the hell he was saying he says “burger, fries, McDonald’s!”… ooooohhhhh McDonald’s! We started drinking Vodka Red-bull next and the party was well under way. The boat moored up and we all jumped into the sea for a swim. We swam over to some rocks and coral and I cut the bottom of my foot open. Yet another injury to add to list! Back onto the boat and we headed for an island while drinking yet more booze. We jumped off at the island and me, Sam, Jay and Frenchie got stuck into a bottle of whiskey I managed to sneak on. 20 minutes later and all the whiskey has gone so we went for a dip in the warm lake. Very weird sensation in there! Back on the boat Kate had took a turn for the worse and had decided to be repeatedly sick off the back of the boat. I checked up on her a few times then me and the guy from the boat had to carry her home, I don’t think she had use of her legs any more! hahaha… I’m glad it was her and not me! We dumped her in bed and left her to ride the storm out as we headed back to Monkey Republik. We got changed and then headed back down the beach to meet the guys out of the dorm that did not make it to the booze cruise. I was a little worse for wear and they were not so I was probably quite annoying! Ah well I’m sure they are over it. Back to the dorm and another drunken chat with Brogan.
I woke up the next morning to see Tania had not quite made it into her bed. She fell to sleep on the floor next to her bed instead. We were all understandably hanging the next day so went for brekkie and a beer to level out. Hair of the dog n all that! I did nothing all day and chilled with Sam and Frenchie in the bar. We watched a few films in Cool Banana and then all hit the hay.
Up the next day with the guys from the dorm telling me it was time for another booze cruise! I was still feeling rough from the last one so had to give it a miss. I spent the day chilling out again and went down to the beach to book my ticket to Bamboo Island. The guys got back from the booze cruise understandably as drunk as I was so they all wanted to go out. I joined them and ended up covered in orange paint! My white t-shirt is still orange! Damn it! Back to JJ’s and danced around in there until about 4AM again then headed back to the dorm. Yet another drunken phone call to Brogan and then to bed.
Feeling rough the next day due to accumulated booze over the last 5 days. Down to the pier and waited for the rest of the guys to show up, not everyone made it but still a good group to go and chill out and detox with.
Ive spent 5 amazing days in Shnooky, met some great people, drank way to much and had a lot of laughs. I was expecting it to be bad from feedback Ive had but I have been blown away. Great little party town.
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