Siem Reap -> Battambang
Short day ride turns into multi-hour after dark epic adventure. In search of the famous bats of the region that exit their cave in such numbers just after sunset, that it is likened to a river current through the dusk sky. Instead… I found a thorn and spiderweb filled singletrack up the wrong mountain. No bats.
Lost for an hour after dark trying to make it back to Battambang. Rewarded with another epic bowl of Khmer style noodle soup, this time with pork heart, intestine, and tendon.
And met Pip Sopheap So and her friend Sotara, both Cambodian descent Kiwi/Australian ladies, who were born to parents fleeing Cambodia taking refuge from the Khmer Rouge genocide. They’ve been meeting up with family who stayed behind in the country.
Good times. Tomorrow… BRING ON THE CARDAMOM MOUNTAINS!