Biking and Bussing Through Cambodia


Jan 22 - Mar 12, 2019 -- compiled by Jeff DePree
Day 1: Arrival
The impressive reach of Carolina bbq
Day 2: Phnom Penh
No soup is complete without gelatinized chicken blood
Tuk-tuk showroom
Typical $1 meal
Day 3: Kampong Cham
Fancy $2.50 curry with dragonfruit smoothie
Famous Mekong catfish
Ice cream on French bread
Mile-long Bamboo bridge
The hotel owner was very apologetic that all the $5 rooms were full and I had to pay $8 for the deluxe family room.
Day 4: Onward to Kratie
Solitary mango enjoying the view.
Day 5: Biking to Sambor
Interesting temple artwork
Floating village
Taking my bike across the Mekong
Clever engineering
Day 6: Ratanakiri
$3 bike rental
Picnic at the lake
Day 7: Mondulkiri
Each of these pots contains some hidden delight - you have to lift the lids to find out what is what.
Local movie theater
Day 8:
$5 bike rental
Day 9: Back to the Capital
"Every room comes with a balcony"
Public school turned Khmer Rouge prison
When vegetarianism goes awry
Day 10: Sustainable Cambodia in Pursat
The SC kids are big Pink Floyd fans
Dinner that bites back
Day 11:
Everyone still rides bikes here!
Typical bike load
Day 12: Bamboo Train
Bamboo train
Rare white mini-buffalo
This beer had a coupon for a free beer under the tab!
Day 13:
Day 15: Siem Reap
I'm all for saving trees, but there's no way I'm wiping my butt with these limes.
Coconut milk dessert stand
$1 smoothies!
This guy's having a rough day
Day 16: A little ways south
Church sans chairs
A bit like Bourbon Street
Ubiquitous ice cream roll stand
Day 17: Beng Melea
Efficient transport
The Beng Mealea temples have seen better days
Cambodia's Route 66 between Ta Prohm and Beng Melea
Day 18: Phare Circus
You might be able to get a choco-peanut-banana frappe in the States, but it probably wouldn't cost $1.50 and it definitely wouldn't include a sprinkling of peanuts.
Proofreading is always better with a craft flight at a brewery in a tropical paradise
I tried to donate blood when I came to SR 13 years ago and found the hospital hallways to be littered with street dogs and the walls covered with bloody surgical instruments. They've made a lot of headway on their marketing since.
Pretty common here
Cambodia's Phare circus
I started out my time in Siem Reap eating from sketchy buckets on the side of the road, but then I discovered that fancy restaurants were about the same price and promised fewer parasites.
Day 1: Arrival
Day 2: Phnom Penh
Day 3: Kampong Cham
Day 4: Onward to Kratie
Day 5: Biking to Sambor
Day 6: Ratanakiri
Day 7: Mondulkiri
Day 8:
Day 9: Back to the Capital
Day 10: Sustainable Cambodia in Pursat
Day 11:
Day 12: Bamboo Train
Day 13:
Day 15: Siem Reap
Day 16: A little ways south
Day 17: Beng Melea
Day 18: Phare Circus