The chat: If you believed everything the LP said we’d have been cycling from one nondescript town to another, but once again staying (necessarily and slightly) off the tourist trail paid dividends.
We flew through the 80km, at an average speed of nearly 23km/h as those of you who are following our virtual route above will already have noted, with time en route only for bananas and a quick detour to the Wepa wetlands. This one way road passed through mangroves and brackish waterways, before ending abruptly at a deserted pier at a beautiful estuary – we didn’t hesitate to dive into the salty water and cool off from the heat.
Back on the main road the traffic and the heat (38 degrees at 10.30 a.m.) killed the conversation and we hammered on into Chantaburi.
This provincial riverside town had everything we needed – great accommodation in the Ban Jaidee guest house, great street food (see below) and more wifi points than Singapore. Back to Kampuchea tomorrow!