April 2014

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Downpour

13,357 km so far. This morning, I was on the brink of staying in Sihanoukville for one more day. The food we had last night was so delicious, and the sleep I had last night was so lousy, that I couldn’t quite bear the thought of leaving. I knew my legs would be heavy for […]

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Back To Reality

13,260 km so far. It was an early boat back to Sihanoukville, and away from Koh Ta Kiev. We have places to cycle, budgets to stick to, and things to see, so we need to get back on the bikes. After all, they’re not going to pedal themselves to Bali. Wheels A Steal While Jane […]

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Island Rhythms

13,260 km so far. Even though being here on Koh Ta Kiev is far removed from our normal routine, it didn’t take long to develop a simple island rhythm of our own. Slow Dawn Our bungalow, The Crab Shack, is a stilt shack, raised about 5 feet off of the ground. It has 3 walls. […]

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Paradise Found

13,260 km so far. A decision has been made that affects you, dear reader. We have decided to spend two more days in paradise, which means another couple of days delay before we can upload blogs. Of course, by the time you read this, all of that will be moot. When we met the couple […]

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A Short Poem About Jellyfish and Kittens

13,260 km so far. The day trickled past. There were naps taken, meals eaten, books read, and one nasty jellyfish sting suffered by Stephen. Shots were drunk five at a time. But not by us. Then to bed in an open-air bungalow, the weak sea breeze like an anaemic kitten, licking our salty skin.  ♥ Jane […]

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The All Knowing Trash Heap

13,260 km so far. There is a small mangrove just down the beach from our cabin. Walking past it you can see how important these natural barriers are to keeping the sea clean and the beaches white. Its roots are looped with twine, countless straws (every drink, even beer, is served with a straw in […]

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Just Relax

13,260 km so far. The tuk tuk pulls up in front of our hotel at 9:45am sharp. Being on Cambodia time, we’d expected it to be at least half an hour late, so the punctuality caught us by surprise. We quickly paid our bill, grabbed our stripped-down set of luggage, waved goodbye to our bikes […]

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Riding Down To Tourist Town

13,260 km so far. We’re in Cambodia, it’s 37C, and we have a 100 km ride to do. If we want to get to a tropical island tomorrow, we have got to work for it today. The ride is long, but the elevation is fairly flat, and we should have some views of the Gulf […]

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The Day That Ends In A Treehouse

13,159 km so far. Our plan for today and the next few days is simple. Let’s rest. We have found that it’s been beneficial to take an extended break every couple of months to recharge and regenerate our enthusiasm for cycling. We’ve done pretty well so far, with two weeks off in Poland, a month […]

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The River’s Edge

13,148 km so far. Samon Village, our bamboo-bungalowed home for a few days, offers a boat into town, for $1 per person. The river is between tides and calm this morning (and my bike has a flat) so we hop on the boat to take us to breakfast. The only sound is the engine putt-putting […]

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