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Day 31 - 17 March 2016
St Patricks day
After some more American pancakes covered in chocolate, we got back to Sihanoukville around lunchtime, after returning on the ferry.
We checked into our downtown accommodation and organised ourselves for Paddys day festivities. We went in search of an Irish bar that we found out later had closed down so we went to the Monkey Republic, which is an english bar that was pumping out irish folk songs and songs from Irish bands. There were only a handful of customers in the bar as we got a late lunch. After a few Angkors, we headed onto Mc Guinnesses Irish pub and restaurant.
The owner, from Dundalk was living in Cambodia since 2007 and was happy enough to continue living there, running his own business and a very successful one at that. I ordered the baby back ribs and Ciara a stew as we chatted with a few expats, mainly American with their Cambodian girlfriends/wives.
We also met an Irish couple that are now living in Liverpool who were on holidays for 3 weeks and they kept us entertained with their stories for a few hours. We joined them at the Monkey Republic for one last drink before we took a tuk tuk back to the hotel.