Writings of my partner – Richard. Memories from Cambodia
Sunday, July 22, 2012
God it’s been so hot and humid in Siem Reap this week and not a drop of rain to be had. Thankfully we have found a fabulous new gay bar to chill out in and in between I have been relaxing in the jacuzzi with a lovely friend of mine. Basically getting hot while keeping cool. Another good week at River Queen with an array of wonderful guests. Currently we have two gorgeous Swiss boys staying. I’ve always had a fascination for the Swiss. Handsome boys in shorts with those pretty little embroidered suspenders and those big long things they blow. Not to mention the cheese! Lucky Heidi!
So the new gay bar. FABULOUS! EI8HTBAR. Only opened recently and so cool we have been 3 times already this week. Across the road from Eight Rooms guesthouse (another great place to stay) in a quiet street away from the crowds where you can cruise discreetly while enjoying good priced drinks and gorgeous bar boys. It’s only small but great atmosphere and tasteful decor. The garden courtyard is well shaded and just the place to escape from the heat. Open everyday (except Monday) from 5pm till late it’s already attracting a crowd and I’m sure when they open their rooftop cruising bar in a week or two it will be a real hit. Local boys will love it….close to the action but well hidden and discreet. For us barang queens it’s heaven. The bar is staffed with handsome, young virile men and not a girly money boy in sight. Even better is happy hour. Every night from 5pm – 8pm with a two for one offer. Fabulous news for budget conscious alcoholics like myself (only joking viewers).
Where else to go out in Cambodia? The best scene after Siem Reap is definitely to be found in Phnom Phen with places like Blue Chilli, Rainbow and Pontoon (selected nights only). I’ve only been to Blue Chilli and probably not enough to comment – but a cosy little bar with drag shows and a ready supply of boys to pick up. I did hit Pontoon once but not on their gay night. However a good dance floor with great music. If your heading to Sihanoukville then you won’t go short of a willing boy. B-Zone is a new gay bar there but last visit in June I didn’t get to it – maybe one of you fabulous viewers has and can send me some comments? I didn’t even make it past Serendipity beach. First night got hit on by one of the beach sellers. We met up later with two of his gorgeous young friends and did dinner then a local club (dead quiet and boring) before venturing back to the beach front and dancing the night away. Being the sensible queen that I am I wisely refrained from inviting them all back to my room. Two reasons. 1. I am afraid of sharks (and there are more out of the water than in in Sihanoukville and, 2. My hotel room did not have a combination safe – something you should all consider when booking accommodation here (sad but true).
Once again a big thank you viewers and keep those hits coming. Next Friday my partner and I are both celebrating our birthday (we were born on the same day believe it or not). I will be 21 (again) and he will be quite a bit older (sorry honey). But I always say you are only as old as the young man your feeling and thankfully there are a lot of willing young men here to share feelings with. Can’t promise but will try and fill you in on the fun and frivolity I am sure will be happening.
So until next time stay happy and like me – be gorgeous!