April 2014

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Angkor Temples: Too Early To Rise

12,621 km so far. Me: “Seriously, what time is it?” Jane: “5am.” Crap. I hate Angkor Wat. The Sun’ll Come Out Tomorrow OK, I don’t hate Angkor Wat. I am just not a morning person. But, we are in Siem Reap and the thing you do here is get up really early and go to […]

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Water Water Everywhere

12,585 km so far. Before you read this post, go get a glass of water. Hydration is important folks! Hop to. I’m waiting… OK. How long did that take? 15 seconds? 20? Great. Now look into that glass. I bet you’re staring into a lovely clear glass of water. You’re probably not wondering if it’s […]

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Lotus Pond

12,585 km so far. The car rolls past a small opening in the trees, and I can see two naga, seven-headed snake sculptures, 100 feet back from the road. They form the ends of a stone walkway that leads into the jungle. “We must be here,” I think to myself, moments before the car stops. […]

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The Big Market

12,585 km so far. The one problem with getting up early to go cycling is that, even on our days off, I can’t sleep in. I have been awake since 5:30, so to avoid waking Stephen, I slip quietly out of the room. There is a local market just a few minutes from our hotel, […]

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How To Get Around In Cambodia

12,585 km so far. I am loving Cambodia. And that’s saying a lot, since all we have done so far is ride two days along the main highway. (Don’t miss our guide to getting to Cambodia overland) → Unlike the huge transport arteries we encountered in Thailand, the highway from the border to Siem Reap […]

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Crossing Into Country 20

12,477 km so far. Countless blogs and travel articles have warned us of the dangers that abound when crossing from Thailand into Cambodia at the Poipet border crossing. I was preparing for a lawless frontier: people offering fake visas, kids with slippery fingers digging into our pockets, and marketeers trying to foist upon us all […]

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Home For A Rest

12,424 km so far. As I look around our slightly grungy fleapit of a motel room in the even more grungy border town of Aranyaprathet, I have to face facts. I am homesick. But I’m not homesick for home. I’m homesick for our camp stove; I miss our tent. When we were in Europe, these […]

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Back To China

12,373 km so far. Not every day of our trip can be on quiet back roads, unfortunately. Riding along the highway all day today we had flashbacks to China. Now, don’t get me wrong. Thailand and China are very different places. However, today we couldn’t help but notice all the similarities. There is an entire […]

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Mad About You

12,284 km so far. Some days we don’t like each other very much. That’s probably not the nice way of saying what I mean to say. But the fact is, when you spend all day EVERY DAY with another person, no matter how much you love them, there are times when the desire to not […]

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Back Roads And Bayous

12,166 km so far. We arranged with the guest house for an early breakfast today, so that we could get on the road before the blistering heat did. Things didn’t go as planned, thanks to technical difficulties. All was not lost though, as we had a beautiful ride through farmland for most of the day, […]

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