Kampot is a quiet, charming, old French city in south east Cambodia with a lot of expats gathered from Europe and the U.S. They run many cafés around here to the level that you sometimes wonder whether you’re in Cambodia or Abbot Kinney Blvd in Los Angeles… This place is perfect for digital nomads since it’s cheap, the cafés has good Internet connection and if you’re a digital nomad you will find many likeminded here.
Eat at: Ellie’s café
We loved to have our breakfast at Ellie’s Cafe together with the best coffee and mango shakes in town. Great spot where you can sit in the shade when it’s to hot outside, read a book, work on your computer etc. The room is picturesque and goes well together with the view of the mango tree outside. (Yes! Mango tree! In Kampot you see them everywhere. One of many reasons I love this place)
Favorite dish: Ecras homemade noodles and dumplings
At this place they make the noodles and dumplings from scratch and you can really tell by the taste. There are only a few dishes to choose from, but pick any and you won’t get disappointed. All though the soup with dumpling became my favorite…
Don’t miss out on: Crab market in Kep
Ok. This is the real deal. If you make it to Kampot, make sure you go to the crab market in Kep. It’s only 20 minutes by car and to rent a scooter to get there is a very good idea. The crab season for the biggest, best crabs are in October/November but it is really worth a go whenever.
Conscious traveling advise:
- The railway between Sihanoukville and Phnom Penh is now up running again after some reconstruction. It makes two stops along the way, and Kampot is one of them. (The other stop is Takeo) It’s not the fastest way to travel, but its cheep (We paid 4 $ from Sihanoukville to Kampot which took about 3,5 hours.) and the views of the cambodian countryside along the way are interesting.