In July 2015 I was approached by a friend who was building a resort on the island of Koh Rong Samloem (also called Koh Rong Sanloem) – who needed some help in setting up the bar at his resort. The island is a 30 to 40 minute ferry trip from the coastal town of Sihanoukville.
I flew over to Cambodia for the first time for a week and spent the time working on designing drinks and cocktail menus and pricing, meeting liquor suppliers and purchasing what was needed in a bar to function efficiently. It was an interesting and constructive week and was to have far-reaching repercussions in my life!
I fell in love with Cambodia – and Koh Rong Samloem in particular. So much so that five weeks later I was back in Cambodia on holiday and this time I visited Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Koh Rong Samloem again.
First off, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Amy, I have been living in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, for just over a year now. I grew up in Johannesburg mostly but moved to a farm outside Nelspruit when I was 13. I left the city girl behind and became a full-on farm girl, with a flair for fashion!
Cambodia is an ideal place to hold a conference and/or an incentive trip for staff, suppliers or customers. It offers excellent value for money and has all the facilities onecould need in amazing surroundings. Whatever your requirements – from the most modern hotels to charming colonial establishments – these all exist.