"Why?" Why would I want to go to a third world country? Why would I want to go by bike? I must have been asked a hundred times. Maybe this journal will answer why.
On February 25, I departed Seattle-Tacoma International Airport for a two-week bike trip from Bangkok, Thailand to Phnom Penh, Cambodia. My plan was to ride to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) Vietnam but due to the roads, flight delay and an unexpected overnight stay at a school, I decided to end the ride at Phnom Penh. I rode one and a half days in Thailand and the remainder in Cambodia.
I took my touring bike equipped with front and rear panniers (saddle bags), handlebar bag, three water bottles, GPS, and a MP3 CD player with se...Read More