Saturday 12th January 2019, Amnat Charoen. A straightforward but uninspiring ride today. Now just 13 miles short of 9,000. This week was the birthday of my Mum who died from cancer a few years ago. She is the reason Cancer Research UK is one of the two charities being supported by the generous donations to … More Amnat Charoen
Friday 11th January 2019, Udon Ratchathani. A quiet day. I’ve come to the conclusion that my “rest” days may be non cycling days but are not really recovery days. I rush around to see as much as possible. For example in Siem Reap I spent 10 hours in the heat going round the Angkor temples. … More Udon Ratchathani
Thursday 10th January 2019, Ubon Ratchathani. A straightforward but unremarkable ride today. Rest day tomorrow to hopefully recover a bit. Closing in on the halfway stage. Now 8,930 miles completed. Should hit the 9,000 miles on Sunday.
Wednesday 9th January, Kantharalak. A great but tough day. Equalled the longest daily ride of 118km. The start involved the crossing of the Dangrek mountains a narrow range but with a very steep ascent. Again very hot. Not only was crossing back into Thailand at my chosen border crossing straightforward as it was a remote … More Back into Thailand: Kantharalak
Tuesday 8th January, Anlong Veng. A hot 93 km ride today. A pleasant ride but not wonderful scenery. Or it may be that my standards have risen after all the wonderful areas I’ve cycled through. Anlong Veng was a Khmer Rouge stronghold where Pol Pot withdrew to at the end. Thai border just a few … More Anlong Veng
Monday 7th January 2019, Banteay Sri. A short ride today of 40km as no accommodation further along the road. Not able to book anything up ahead here and found a delightful “Homestay”, a room in a Thai house, on arrival. But no WiFi. Visit to the last of the Angkor temples here. Spent the last … More Banteay Sri
Sunday 6th January 2019, Siem Reap. ALERT – there are a few gruesome photos in today’s post below. Visited a few more temples including one amazing one, Ta Prohm, that has been colonised by trees. Also visited Wat Thmei, a Khmer Rouge “Killing Fields” temple where atrocities were committed in the 1970s. The temple includes … More Siem Reap: Day 2.