A poor country which has a complicated history, but which is gradually recovering.

Like an explorer of modern times, here I am in the middle of a forest of cheese makers who are gradually invading the remains of a lost civilization… Pierre Loti said about Angkor Wat in 1901: “This temple is the one of the places in the world where men have piled up the most stones, accumulated the most sculptures, ornaments, foliage, flowers and faces. It’s not as simple as the beautiful lines of Thebes or Boalbek. It is confusing in terms of complexity as well as enormity. From…

Already 5 months! Time flies faster and faster we would say!

We hit the road after Phnom Penh on Saturday, January 10 in the morning. We are super happy to be able to pedal again; after the accident we had imagined for a few moments that if I had broken something, the trip could end there. We therefore benefit even better as the adventure continues!

Our experience It’s 2:30 p.m. – so it’s quite hot – we are in a fairly remote corner of Cambodia (between Siem Reap and the border with Laos) where there is neither electricity network nor running water; we have wanted to visit a school for a while without knowing how to do it, and at that moment we passed in front of a small school.

This month was marked by the discovery of Asian routes. Thailand, first of all, the paradise of cycle tourism. Then Cambodia, and its incredibly flat roads, but its traffic just as incredible.

On December 27 at the end of the day, we left Thailand in the rain, to discover Cambodia with the return of the sun. Just after the border, the mountains and the jungle give way to a large all yellow plain, magnificent with the return of the sun! We discover the landscapes that we will find further on: rice fields as far as the eye can see, where cows and buffaloes graze.

On est à Phnom Penh depuis une semaine maintenant. On vous racontera plus en détails le début du Cambodge dans un prochain post. Mais en gros, les 5 sens sont activés en continu ! La vie est moins facile qu’en Thaïlande, mais on aime bien quand même. Bref, on voulait juste vous dire qu’on va être bloqués encore quelques jours dans la capitale.