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Day 42: More than expected

Distance: 141,59 km Time: 7:08 Total distance: 1582 km

So today cycling again😀 I checked the road I wanted to do. First destination Anlong Veng. Started the route calculation: 128 km! hmm too much,  I am feeling not that great because I have a little cold because of the air conditioning in the dorm I was in… So search for a town more close: Sare Nouy with a distance of 65 km. More reasonable,  so I started into that direction. The roads were mainly straight in the beginning,  so really boring.

The weather report said it would rain today,  in the end it was just some light rain, which was actually nice,  because it cooled of everything,  so that it was a nice temperature to ride😀

Along tha way I always saw these stones to mark the end of the area of the national heritage Angkor. 

Arrived at the destination ,  I had to realize that it was a little village with no guest house,  so I had to continue.  The next bigger village/town was Anlong Veng…  Okay,  so back in the saddle and peddling again.

All the time I see these transport things around here. One passed me with 23 km/h,  so I tried to stay behind him to use his wind shadow

Because it got late, the sun,  which I couldn’t see because of the clouds, went down and it got darker. So dark,  that in the end I was happy that my lights on the bike were working😀

Now I am in Anlong Veng. Tomorrow I will go east. I have to check how far. 

Day 41: Angkor Wat 

no cycling

Today on the plan was a guided tour through some of the temples next to Siem Reap. Which took the whole day,  from 8 in the morning till 5 in the afternoon.

I got picked up in the morning by a van and spend the whole day with the guide and the group. Now a lot of pictures (sadly I couldn’t keep the chronological order in) 

The evidence that I was there:

Because it was cloudy,  we decided to skip the 20 minutes sunset walk,  as there wouldn’t have been a sunset😂

For the evening I had a ticket for a local circus. The artists are originally street kids which went to this circus school and are now performing here in Siem Reap. The circus is called Phare Circus.  It is really great,  If you ever come to Cambodia and to Siem Reap,  I can only advise to go there.

For tomorrow there is finally some cycling on the programme. Hopefully it will not be too hot…

I promised the link to the article in the newspaper. It’s in german language. In the newspaper I even got to the front page😀 on top in the middle: