It was always our intention that our second stay on the island of Koh Rong Samloem would be until the 13th of August. This has changed, as we left the island on the 6th of August, a week earlier than originally planned.
This was in the main, due to us implementing our ‘Reduce Our Financial Outgoings’ scheme (ROFO). Island life was idyllic and relaxing giving us the opportunity to discuss our ongoing plans. With no sign of when the borders will reopen for tourists, we felt that the time was right to implement ROFO.
Section 1 paragraph 6 of ROFO
States ‘no extravagant accommodation shall be stayed in’. So it was time to move from the island to somewhere that was to be competitively priced.
Research showed us that Siem Reap in the northwest of Cambodia was to be our next destination during the COVID-19 pandemic.
An overnight sleeper bus journey and we are now in a small self-catering apartment on the outskirts of Siem Reap. Swapping the beauty of Koh Rong Samloem beaches for the dreaded mosquitos of Siem Reap. To make things worse, it has just been announced that there is an outbreak of the Chikungunya virus. An alphavirus transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito.