Anyway, Kep is situated on the Gulf of Thailand and is known for their crab market, so we threw our stuff in the room and headed down to the market. Of course I wanted to eat some crab, but we had to choose between getting some at one of the overpriced restaurants or buying them direct from the crab ladies. Todays going rate was $5 for over 2 pounds of crab plus $0.50 to cook it. Can you guess which one I chose:
After going to a restaurant and sharing a pizza we went back to our bungalow and settled in for the night.
The next morning we took on of the free bicycles...that's a nice touch...and rode along the Gulf of Thailand and into the county for about a 10 mile round-trip ride. Here we are in front of the famous Krung Kep Blue Swimmer Crab statue:
The next morning we headed up to Kep National Park for a short hike. Wow...this was one of the nicest parks we have been in since we left the US. It was clean and well marked and the views were awesome:
Tomorrow we leave Kep behind and head to the beach town of Sihanoukville where we will be spending New Year's Eve on a primitive island...we can't wait!