The route: The route : http://connect.garmin.com/activity/160054567
The chat : The mechanic with a death wish was the most exciting thing that happened all day – bar of course meeting up with our old friend Jules, who was looking more laconic and ripped than even we fondly recalled. Suffice to say, traffic in Phnom Penh is pretty wild, so we strapped on our helmets as we rolled into the city.
Arriving into a capital city by bike is an interesting experience. The pollution, noise, traffic and heat build and build with every kilometre and it was a relief to arrive at the now-familiar Mekong riverside and to our old favourite, Le Cyclo hotel:
Coldtub and bar on the roof
Waitresses in barely there denim shorts
A/C and a clean big room for $20 in a prime location
A relaxed approach to running water
A/C extractors that open INTO the building stair well – don’t touch the banister rail kids, you’ll burn your fingers…