We are pleased to present a new Solo Travel Destination Post from Lin, a member of the Solo Travel Society. Lin is from the United States, and submitted the following report about Kep, Cambodia. Do you have a solo travel destination that you would like to recommend? Submit your description here, along with a few photos, and share it with fellow travelers!
Solo travel rating: 2 (1 is easiest, 3 is most difficult. Please see chart below)
Languages spoken: Cambodian, Vietnamese, English
Reasons to go: Kep is a seaside resort town at the southern end of Cambodia, very close to the border with Vietnam. Vietnamese tour buses stop at the oceanfront parks for restrooms and food on a daily basis, but they don't get in the way.
Kep reminds me of Kona, Hawaii many years ago – a sleepy fishing village with a definite tourist “season” and quiet the rest of the time.
Walking the seawall through town to the restaurants offering fresh crab is a daily pleasure. Prices are low, people friendly, smiles on most faces. A safe and relaxing destination for solo travelers.
Solo Travel Destination Rating System
Safety – 1 (1 very safe, 2 safe in most areas, 3 be cautious at all times.)
Language – 2 (1 English is first language, 2 English speakers easy to find, 3 English speakers rare)
Navigation – 2 (1 easy to navigate by transit or car, 2 poor transit, car necessary, 3 not easy to get around)
Culture – 2 (1 Similar to North America or Western Europe, 2 Different from above but relaxed and easy, 3 Challenging)
Average Rating – 2 (1 is easiest, 3 is most difficult)