Exploring Angkor Wat

Monday 28th March – Thursday 31st March Miles over two days: 52 Angkor Wat is a collection of temples that make up the largest religious complex in the world, and it represents the pinnacle of the ancient Khmer civilisation. It is so important to Cambodian people that it is featured on their flag. You might…

Phnom Penh to Siem Reap: saw some ruins, ate a spider

Friday 25th March Miles: 51    Five months ago, we sat in the living room of my parents’ house and planned our South East Asian route. From Bangkok, we decided that we would head north first, to make the most of the cool season, and to challenge ourselves with mountains before we got too lazy.…

From Kampot to Phnom Penh, in rhyme

The last two day’s journey have been pretty normal (ie boring) so to liven things up I will be relating them… IN RHYME. Enjoy! Sunday 20th March Miles: 61    At six I slithered out of bed And shoved my helmet on my head, Feeling tiny pangs of dread           For…

I know a little place, but Kep it to yourself…

Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th March Sorry about the title.  Kep is a beautiful, sleepy beach resort with a tiny little beach.    The sand on this beach is imported from nearby Kampot, and has to be dragged up the beach every single morning to prevent it from washing away. This is what actual Kep…