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Kampot River Bungalows

.So Kampot has been my home for many a month during 2019.

However, I have mostly lived between Bo Tree Farm 16km away and our Shop in town which is on the busy side of town and I rarely venture across the river to the other side.

So having a friend visit from Yangon meant I had the chance to do something different and book into a place I have wanted to stay at for a few months. Having had many visitors to our farm recommend this place.

Situated in a great location overlooking the river in Kampot but on the other side of the river to the main town.

We sat in the evening as the sunset and watched the boat.

(We were going to go for a ride on) but the temptation to stay put and drink a beer was too great.

Waking up the next morning after a very good nights sleep meant we walked to the riverfront. There we watched the river water moving as we were served fresh coffee and eggs for breakfast.

The accommodation was very basic but enough. A big comfy bed, a fan, and an electric socket to charge your phone.

Separated shower and toilet in truly natural surroundings made for a great bungalow experience.

Well worth a trip to enjoy a truly Cambodian experience. At a cost of $15 for the night for a bungalow well priced in my opinion.


November 2019

Back to the farm

Arriving back on the farm at the beginning of November should mean we have a good month to catch up on the building projects we have to finish and get done in time for the beginning of December.

However, we have an early high season as many people are arriving at the farm each day. The reputation of Bo Tree is growing.

Neutral Europe

Welcoming Switzerland and Poland this month as two volunteers from each come to stay the farm along with the regular French volunteer we need each month.

Fitness from Poland

Mike and Edyta from Poland were amazing and gave me a much-needed boost in terms of energy and production. We managed to make a start on the extension of the decking around the visitor centre and plan for expansion I want to achieve before leaving the farm in May 2020.

Our star French volunteer was Audrey not only did she come from Toulouse ( half of our french volunteers have so far!)

Audrey became a great volunteer and someone I hope will become a friend for a long time. After I found out she had spent some time in my home city of Nottingham giving us many things to talk about.

She even helped me sort out a dilemma that I had whilst on the farm.

So A big Thank You Audrey – I won’t forget your help 😃

Two very uniques girls from the french and German side of Switzerland allowed me to learn a lot about a country I have never visited. We also had music galore as Jessica was learning the Ukulele and some more new music for me to add to the volunteers’ playlist form Mina.


I love the French, the wine, the cheese, the accent and of course Paris. But I have found something else that makes me smile as much as all of those.  Gad Elmaleh is a French-Canadian  comedian  who happily enjoys taking the piss out of himself and his country of origin. Well worth checking him out on either Netflix or YouTube

A new side to Kampot

A visit from a friend in Myanmar to Kampot gave me the chance to stay away from the farm and shop and experience a natural bungalow on the other side of the river. A couple of nice restaurants and determined to overcome a 20-year reluctance of getting back on a moto gave me a busy month.

Resulting in cutting my foot whilst biking through muddy stones, which then became infected as a result of living on a farm.

I always seem to order the girlie looking drink when choosing cocktails