Category Archives: Aspirations, Reflections, Perfection

A Day of Contrast

Three things were on the itinerary for this day.  One would prove pretty innocuous, the other two…. harrowing–to borrow the word from one of the other trip participants.   These are some of the buildings that make up the Royal … Continue reading

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Onward to Phnom Penh

Our first non-cycling day included a drive from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh. We did manage to stop along the way to see some temples that were not so overrun with tourists. The jungle is doing its best to reclaim … Continue reading

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Third Day in Siem Reap

Despite some members feeling a little ill, we set off on our longest bike trip in Cambodia so far.  The plan was to do 70kms round trip, with some stops along the way. Our first stop was a pretty temple. … Continue reading

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It’s The Little Things

When traveling, I like to pop into convenience stores and supermarkets to see the different food for sale.  Sometimes, I stumble into things that take me back to places I have been.  In this case, it is my favorite Japanese … Continue reading

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The Angkor Wat Day

After a noisy breakfast, we set out on the bikes.  We did some fantastic off road stuff–and I am glad I had two-sided pedals because being clipped in felt very precarious. We also toured a less than affluent neighbourhood and … Continue reading

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The Cambodian Adventure Begins

This morning we crossed the border into Cambodia.  It was mostly an administrative task, but there was definitely a manic energy there.  I have never walked across a border before and I found the whole experience quite interesting. We stopped … Continue reading

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Street Food

Our last night in Thailand featured some great street food and beverages.

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The Last Day of Cycling Thailand

We set out from our less than perfect hotel relatively late for a cycling trip.  It was probably 8:30, which felt like sleeping in. Before departing from the area, we had the chance to look around a local market and … Continue reading

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The Second Day of Cycling Thailand

Our second cycling day started from our hotel.  We had a lovely outdoor breakfast and set off on what would be a journey of more than 80kms. I just wanted to share some of the sights from the trip so … Continue reading

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Unexpected 2

We stopped in at a 7-11 for some snacks. While it was clear that the Thai version was run more like the Japanese version than the North American version, I wasn’t expecting this. They didn’t have the tuna mayonnaise version … Continue reading

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