Traveled To 84 Countries On 6 Continents Building A Global Movement Of People Who Are Changing The World. Trying To Make Sense Of How Everything Fits Together In This Big World Of Ours. Now I'm Living In Sydney Like A "Real Person" Working In Charity Fundraising. It's Very Strange, So I'm Writing All About It. Read My Stories. Hopefully Laugh.
06 November 2012
Day 3: 72 Kilometers in 3 hours. What the what!?!?
Today we came to play. Go big or go home was the name of the game and we went big! It was early to rise as we were at breakfast by 6am and driving away by 6:30am. After a three-hour bus transfer out of the hustle and bustle of Siem Reap we hopped back on our bikes for a 3-hour no-holds-barred cycle of our lives, averaging 24 kilometres an hour on what would definitely be considered "undulating" terrain.
The whole group gave it their all and it was definitely a team effort. Such a team effort, in fact, that Amy acquired a gang of kids using pens and notepads as bait. It started with just three or four but as news spread the kids came literally running down the road from every direction! One girl wearing bright pink pants took a particular liking to Amy and was desperate for a photo of the two of them, which we snapped!
We had yet another brilliant lunch at a Buddhist-run non-profit restaurant aptly named "Smile" (which we did, as the food was AMAZING) before hopping on the bus to cruise into Phnom Penh just as the sun was setting. We made a pitstop en route to discover we had some competition on the bikes. An army of teenage girls cruising along like it was nothing!
Special shout out today to Kate, who used "nature's toilet" for the first time in her life!