Battambang – Moung Ruessei =48km
After leaving the delightful city of Battambang and giving ourselves 2 nights to recover from the dust and mud we were ready to hit the road again.
What a great day of riding, generally good roads although still plenty of bumps so sports bra definitely required! So much to look at and once again friendly smiling faces everywhere. Temps were hot hitting 37deg so was good to pull up stumps before midday.
We stayed the night at Moung Ruessei at a fantastic hotel and enjoyed our first swim in Cambodia.
Muang Ruessei – Pursat = 60km
Great sleep after a couple of whisky nightcaps and woken up at 5am by some ridiculous music blaring out of the village town speaker. The same song was on autoplay so decided to get the day underway at 6.30am. Oh my goodness Muang Russei had come to life on a Saturday morning. This was amazing to people watch and it was like a total step back in time. Different to what we have experienced anywhere else in Asia before.
After grabbing a baguette for brekkie we were on our way making our way to the city of Pursat. It was overcast so easier riding than yesterday but heaps more traffic, maybe as it is Saturday.
Once again so much to see and blows us away the different modes of transport. Bicycle, scooter, horse and cart, crappy cars, flash utes, mini buses with people and scooters on the roof and hanging out the back. Strange looking tractor things, motor carts with the village people loaded on board sitting in the hay, buses packed to the max and big trucks. So the 60km was peeled off with so much to take in biking through village after village and you could notice the difference in wealth between villages.
Once again not roughing it tonight in Pursat and even get a buffet brekkie tomorrow so that will be a first for this trip and saves us having to wander the streets in the morning looking for edible eats. Can’t really stomach bug salad first thing!