Last weekend, I visited the seaside town of Kep with a few friends. We met on Friday after work at Deum Kor Market to find ourselves a taxi. I was slightly worried about my bike causing problems. But I figured that while in Australia there are often rules that make taking a bike difficult, no such rules seem to exist in Cambodia. And I was right; the driver folded down some seats in the van and we made the bike fit. The ten of us paid $70 for the three and a half, 170km trip South. Road travel doesn't feel all together safe in Cambodia, but we did make it there (and back).
|More turns than Alpe d'Huez!|
|Here I am ruining a perfectly nice view|
What Kep lacks in beautiful beaches it more than makes up for with an abundance of seafood and a beautiful national park. Come Saturday morning, this is where I pointed my bike (to the national park, that is). I paid my dollar to get in and was treated to a whole lot of surprises. To start, there were hills, the first I've come across in my time here (almost), despite the "phnom" in the pancake flat "Phnom Penh" meaning "hill" (some kind of joke?).
I was keen to get out again on Sunday, but the rain set in on Saturday night and didn't let up for 24 hours.
Here's a little video of my ride. Music by Yann Tiersen; a bit sad at times but nice I think...