Tuesday, July 22, 2008

cambodia on four wheels

I had the chance of exploring Cambodia's less-travelled route when they asked me to ride around (and take photos for their brochure) with the French team of Quad Adventure Cambodia (think of a motorcycle with 4 wheels) which does day trips on small, remote temple sites, forest tracks and vast swaths of the unexplored countryside...



on rice fields littered with the iconic sugar palm trees... imagine this on a sunset!




making our way on forest tracks...




a very curious monk inspects the red beast...




one of us probaby had too much wine the night before...




this kid got curious as well...




making a pit stop in a village...

I looked like shit at the end of the day because of the dust and the rain (very lethal combination, especially if you're not into mudpacks and all), but I sure had an awesome time!

Anyone visiting Cambodia should do this!

2 comments:

Jake Tornado said...

Oh I would love to!!! Seems a great adventure. My only concern is whether the routes are already clear of land mines (if it's still really a concern, forgive my ignorance).

the spool artist said...

Hi Jake,

That issue has well been addressed already especially in Siem Reap where tourism is the major source of livelihood. During the war, Siem Reap was also cleared of civilians so land mines were not actually placed here. Majority of them were placed in borders around Thailand and Vietnam and are being cleared by big UN-based agencies. So there is no need for alarm at all!