Most Inspirational Moment
Too many to list.
Thoughts on Group Leader
The guide makes the difference between a good trip and an amazing trip. Our guide, Nut, was excellent. He was calm, efficient and is vastly experienced so easily managed the large group (18) and so we were all relaxed and could enjoy the trip. Simple things were done very well. We visited lots of different artisans along the way but were never pressured into buying things. They guide handled tipping, meals etc
Advice for Potential Travellers
Some tips not in the trip notes:
1. It is hot and very sunny. Over xmas, there were no cloudy days and no rain.
2. Take lots of high factor sun cream. We used more than expected as you are out in the sun most of the day. You can only buy it in the big towns, Bangkok, Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, Saigon.
3. Wear white or light coloured tops when cycling. Dark colours absorb the heat making it even hotter!
4. You move most evenings, so can only visit the laundry in the big towns where you stay for more than one night, Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, Saigon.
5. Take a water bottle that fits in a standard bike water bottle holder.
6. We took our own clip in pedals (MTB prob best as in and out of them in the towns), which worked well. The bus is always close by so you can change shoes if you need to walk round a temple
7. To go into most of the temples you need to wear trousers or shorts/skirts that cover the knee. Applies to men and women. You can leave them on the bus, so dont need to wear them when cycling.
8. Take some electrolite tablets for your water, as you are out on the bike in the heat sweating alot!
Spend a bit of time looking at the flight routes/options as there are lots of possible routes you can end up on, which vary considerably in terms of duration and connections.