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