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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 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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Epic South Coast Feast

13,143 km so far. After several long days on highways with a headwind, I just didn’t feel like getting back on the bike this morning. The only thing pushing me forwards was the promise of arriving in coastal Cambodia, where beautiful views, cute cheap bungalows, and delicious food are all waiting. Another headwind welcomed us […]

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Feel Good, Inc.

13,053 km so far. The ride from Phnom Penh to Takeo is a relatively short one, which meant we had time to return to Feel Good Café for breakfast. We went there yesterday to try their coffee and it is fantastic, so I wanted to buy some beans for the next few weeks of our […]

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Today, There Are No Pictures

12,972 km so far. Today, there are no pictures. Today we visited Security Prison 21, the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. Like our trips to Auschwitz in Poland and The Terror Museum in Hungary, we felt obligated to see S21, the torture headquarters of Pol Pot’s brief but appallingly destructive regime. I couldn’t bring myself to […]

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The Day I Pet A Baby Cow

12,972 km so far. Today was a not particularly noteworthy highway ride from Kampong Chhnang to Phnom Penh, which we hadn’t even decided to visit until last night. After a few days in the countryside we’ve chosen to hit the city in search of good food, coffee, and a couple of nights’ good sleep. Cambodian […]

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I Say Hello

12,782 km so far. When I was a child, I used to LOVE waving to boats that went past our summer cottage. It made me so excited when people waved back. I would sprint from the dock up to the cottage deck to wave at a boat I had missed. When the people taking a […]

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Another New Year

12,672 km so far. This morning, we really needed to have a lie in. Getting up for (almost) sunrise three days in a row has really taken its toll. Especially on Stephen, who thinks the only valid reason for getting out of bed is coffee. So, by around 7:30am we were on our bikes, excitedly […]

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Kids of Angkor

Before visiting Angkor, we had heard many tales about the children at the site. They are, so the story goes, as ever-present as mosquitos on the Mekong, aggressively selling trinkets and postcards to all comers. We mentally prepared ourselves for this feature of Angkor, knowing that these little faces begging us to part with “just […]

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