Blog Day 2 Takeo – Kampong Speu

Posted by on Jan 15, 2013 in Blogger1 | 0 comments

Second day of the bike trip in Cambodia, another early start, up just before 5, breakfast and then off on our journey for the day. Today was Monday so during our early hours we met hundreds of school kids heading to school.  Most of them look very amused to the sight of 8 pale people in lycra, helmets and sunglasses, three things not very common in Cambodia. The first stretch of the day was along a long paved road, we passed a few villages, a few temples and numerous small shops and mini petrol station, after a short stop at the market in Ou Saray we headed out on a wide gravel road. Normally this road would be very hard work as there are no trees at all along the road so at times here can be very hot. We were lucky to get a day with a light rain so it all went very well. The day ended with a 25km ride on a road with more holes than you can wish for. Some of us were quite tired on this final stretch of the day and the constant starring on the bumpy road to avoid the worst potholes. Others (Fredrik), took the opportunity for a quick shave in one of the barber shops along the way. Full shave in a bomboo hut in rural Cambodia is 25cent. Not bad!!

After arrival in Kampong Speu we visited and orphanage for HIV positive kids. The place was very impressive and inspiring, they had over 250 kids at the orphanage all living and studying there. These kids have been given a new chance in life and I think they all have a brighter future now then when they arrived there. Good luck to them all.

Tomorrow day three



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