from Siam Reap to Kouk Thlok Kraom

It was 4.00 am when i heard the alarm clock, but i was not ready to wake up jet. We went to sleep after midnight  so 4 hours was not enough at all and i needed at least half an hour more.  So at 4.30 we were up preparing for the journey. We were not completely packed so it took some time before all the bags were on the bikes and we were ready to go.

Instead of 5.00am we left half an hour later. It was hard  to leave Happy Guest House. A very cozy and friendly place  which was our home for the last 2 weeks.  Our first stop was just around the corner where we bought some fresh and still warm baguettes and continue to the market on the edge of town.

The road was already busy and it was not even 6.00 am. We stopped on the market and Mirko went to find some fruits and vegetables. It was a hard mission. He had to pass through smelly and muddy part of the market where they were selling fish and meat before he found what he was looking for. He bought some tomatoes, cucumbers and a bunch of bananas.

The sun was already up and we left Siem Reap riding into the sunrise. There was a lot of traffic on the road. Trucks, cars, tuk-tuk’s, ox carts, motorbikes and a lot of students cycling to school in both directions. Was nice to be on the road observing  the town waking up.

Soon enough we were on the countryside enjoing the day and beautiful surroundings.

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enjoying ancient temples of Angkor

Hello dear friends. It has been again a long while since we updated our blog. hihihihi…..

We are very good.  We left Bangkok a week ago  and are now in Siem Reip – Cambodia, enjoying beautiful temples of Angkor. We took a 3 day pass which is valid for a week so we can enjoy the landscape, ruins and people not needing to rush. Tomorrow will be our last day exploring the ancient city starting again very early – around 4am. I am excited to see another beautiful sunrise.

 We will maybe stay one more day to prepare for the journey and than east towards Kompong Cham where we will decide if we will go south to Phnom Penh or north towards Laos. It all depends how long it will take us to come there.

from Sisophon to Kralanh

This morning we woke up quite early (6.00am). The sky looked very cloudy and there was no sun, as Mirko predicted the evening before. But it was not raining, which was good.

While Mirko was out on his fruit mission for breakfast, I checked my email and the weather forecast for the day, which said we should have lots of rain during the day and  the evening will give us clear skies.

Mirko came back with lots of yummies for breakfast. He brought some tomatoes and cucumber, bananas and Chak Ang – banana covered with sticky rice, wrapped in a banana leaf and then grilled. The interesting thing is that after being grilled the banana becomes red so for a little while we were not sure if it is banana or not. It looked like some kind of sausage…hihihiih

For breakfast we had cold tea and chocolate oat biscuits. We ate some bananas and we each had  Chak Ang.

We went downstairs to pack the bikes, get the water and then we left. We went back to the crossroads and turned left, then we started cycling toward Kralanh, 50km away and Siam Reap, which was 100km away.

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Leaving Bangkok

After a few days of delaying our departure from Bangkok we were finally ready and very excited to start cycling again. We decided to take a train out of Bangkok because of the big flooding. So we only had to come to the train station.

We had our little adventure before we even started hihih…Our first stop was the post office.  I didn’t know if I should wait or just leave because there were so many people and we didn’t really have that much time, but as the line was moving fast, I decided to stay and post the parcels.  (I had to send a necklace to Clark and another one to Zuzka). I came out at 11:50 which was the time we already wanted to be at the train station; instead we were still very far, close to Chatuchak market on the other side of Bangkok. Continue reading