Chum Kiri – Kampot = 50km
Yesterday we had a blazing ride in the rain most of the way and a great tail wind for a change. A handful of peanuts along the way and that was brekkie before we smoked it into Kampot leaving the dust in our wake.
What a delightful chilled out town Kampot is. Still a poor Cambodian town however quite a large ex pat community along with the odd hippie and backpacker mooching around but no other crazy cycle tourists in sight.
Pizza for dinner last night and 50c beers watching the sunset on the river, it was a great way to celebrate what we saw as a great leg of this journey and incredible adventure. Having ridden 830km now from just out of Bangkok through the length of Cambodia.
Where we crossed the border from Thailand into Poipet and rode the 560km down through rural Cambodia now sitting in Kampot in Southern Cambodia. We will bike the 22km out to Kep for a couple of nights on Wednesday then next weekend start making our way towards Sihnoukville up to Ko Kong (250km) on the west making our way through the Cardamon Mountains where we will cross the border back into Thailand towards the end of the month. Mountains will be a change after such flat riding so far.
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