The route: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/164959180
The route : http://connect.garmin.com/activity/164959180
The chat : Today was not a fitting farewell to Cambodia. The rustic restaurant in our rustic lodge last night had clearly not had a guest for several months, and in retrospect had probably been saving the same piece of meat left over from the last guest for us. A night and morning spent vomiting and hunting for rats/termites attacking our bags was not the best preparation for a 70km cycle ride, and although I was finally able to drag myself away from the toilet at midday, the ensuing cycle ride was not fun, and mainly involved Andy pedalling hard while I hunched over the handlebars groaning and sipping dioralyte.
Any other day, the momentous crossing of the border out of Cambodia for the final time would most likely have been greeted with sadness, however today we were more concerned with making it to Laos before the last ferry and sped through. 20km later we jumped on a tiny ramshackle long boat with our tandem and glided over to 4000 Islands as the sun set. After the previous nights adventures we decided to leave the gap year kids to their $3 riverside bungalows and splashed out on a room without rodents or termite nests.