Travelfish correspondent Rob Schneider
Born and raised in Southern California, Rob has always had itchy feet. His first overseas excursion took him overland from England to India, where he stayed for nearly a year.
Rob migrated to Australia in 1985 and has travelled on his Australian passport since 1992. After about a dozen surfing trips in Indonesia, he decided to explore further afield in 2006. After traveling through Vietnam and Laos, he moved on to Cambodia and decided to check out Sihanoukville "for a few days." He's been there ever since.
Rob has always had a knack for living in places that are on the cusp of change, but none has compared to the coast of Cambodia. From the first set of traffic lights in Sihanoukville to the 5 Star resorts that are popping up from one end of the coast to the other, there's been something new to write about almost every day.
Posts by Rob Schneider:
If a walk along relatively quiet Independence Beach away from the hordes of Occheuteal appeals to you, go there sooner rather than later. The nearly finished Holiday Palace Casino & Resort is just the first sign of what’s to come; a green fence marks an area that, if the billboard on the road is anything … read the full post
When there’s a break in the rain during the monsoon, we drop everything and head for the beach; such was the case one recent Sunday afternoon, when we decided to head to Ochheuteal beach for dinner. Now while not everyone agrees with me that Serendipity is not a beach, since the old restaurants and bars … read the full post
How much does it cost to stay in Sihanoukville and its surrounds? That used to be an easy question to answer in a single phrase: “Not much.” These days, however, you’ll find a much larger spread — read below to see just how very large — so the answer’s become, “As much or little as … read the full post
I love the rainy season in Sihanoukville. Why? Believe it or not, it’s because I spend more time outdoors during the monsoon than I do in the dry season, when I spend the best hours of the day hiding from the heat and sun. As the photo above illustrates, when it rains in Sihanoukville, it … read the full post
Ochheuteal is a beach. Despite persistent rumours to the contrary, Serendipity is not. Yes, innumerable visitors to Sihanoukville talk about having visited Serendipity Beach, but there really isn’t a beach at Serendipity Beach. So why do they call it a beach? Let’s go searching for Serendipity Beach. Maybe we’ll find the answer. Officially, the road … read the full post
Cambodia has big plans for Sihanoukville. By 2040, if all goes according to plan, a million and a half people will call Sihanoukville home and the vacant land that stretches for several kilometres directly behind Otres and Ochheuteal beaches will be a sea of highrises and residential areas. That’s a few years away yet, but … read the full post