Laughter is the best medicine

Oudong – Kong Pisey = 64km

After a good night sleep (maybe our free beers last night) our Maps.Me app showed us we had 2 options of towns ahead with guesthouses, one at 40km, and one at 64km. So far it’s been accurate and off the beaten track the guesthouses are few and far between. We had ourselves a baguette for brekkie and hit the road.

The young girls serving us brekkie as well as lunch yesterday. Once again finding food is a battle when you are this remote but absolutely no problem finding Beer!

We were looking forward to getting off the busy highway we were on yesterday and the day started well….

But we didn’t think we were going to be eating dust for 30km of the 64km ride. Without a doubt the traffic was quieter but holy moly what a day. Once again battling headwinds it was a tough, dusty, slow, beyond belief day.

The dusty roads below and the dry baron landscape. Would be impossible to bike these roads during the wet season and is one hell of an experience in the dry season. The thing is we are doing this by choice but this is everyday lifestyle for the rural Cambodians

At our first drinks stop we took a look at each other and were in uncontrollable laughter. Andy had gone from grey hair to being a ginga and I was nicknamed “Sooty the chimney sweep” for the rest of the ride.

Now last week I said I had never ever been so dirty but this was another level for sure, but what can you do but laugh.

Found the only guesthouse in town spent half an hour trying to get us and our clothes clean and enjoying chilling out in the aircon after a crazy day.

Our Guesthouse Manager and yep that’s our sandals hanging up on the clothesline.

Strolled through the town and it would be the least happening town we have stayed in.

Obviously a wedding in town tonight though.

We have biked 730km in 2 weeks now and only two more days of riding before we get to Kampot to chill for a few days. Let’s see what tomorrow brings, as we have had no two days the same yet…….

9 thoughts on “Laughter is the best medicine”

  1. πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ what a sight you 2 are!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚…sorry for laughing but can’t help it. That road clay looks like it would be difficult to get out of the clothing.
    Hope your noses didn’t have too bigger lumps up them!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    All the best for your next couple of days riding 😜😜

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  2. Looks like you have both been in a tanning booth. You will need a few nights at a 5 star resort after this adventure. Good stuff, keep going. The clan.

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  3. Mel heading to Auckland school holidays as Ben is competing in NAGS, national age group swimming champs. His best ranking is 9th in backstroke in NZ for age. Would be good if he could make a final. No other great news, very settle and sunny weather at present and Sam’s rugby season about to kick off. Keep cycling and enjoy the cold beers at the end of each leg. Talk soon, he clan.

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  4. I am so enjoying reading your regular blogs and seeing the excellent photos which really tell a story themselves. You are having a amazing trip.

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  5. Reg said he loves dirty girls, but the photos of you Lynn is going a bit too far. Cannot believe you have travelled 730k’s already

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