Before leaving Poipet we made many stops to give out equipment throughout the area.There are many people who live at the poverty level in Cambodia and I can't believe how many children we have met in a short period. We hear kids shouting "hello hello" and some times I don't even know where it's coming from! Today was filled with energy and we even made a stop at two schools to give donations. The first school we came across was positioned outside and it was perfect timing when we showed because they were having an English lesson. They had a great teacher and we were having a lot of fun with the kids. We hope the equipment stays at the school so the kids can use it freely on their spare time.
When we reached the second school, the kids were coming! The whole school ran over to my bicycle and I was bracing myself for the attack! Luckily there were a few teachers to control the crowd. My classic classroom management tactics were not going to work under these circumstances! We donated equipment for all ages and then continued towards Siem Reap in the sweltering heat! We gave out equipment throughout the day and we pushed hard to make our destination.
We made a pit-stop for lunch in a small town 80 km out of Siem Reap. I spent four dollars and basically ate out the restaurant! The girls at the restaurant were lovely....The women in Cambodia are beautiful....I am absolutely loving life right now!
It is hot and the temperature is plus 30 degrees. Today we rode 152km and we were battling the heat and headwind to make it to Siem Reap. Siem Reap is famous for having the world's largest temple complex. I was here two years ago and I have very fond memories of sharing that experience with somebody that was very close to me. I am not going to replicate that experience, it just wouldn't be the same...
Jeans is going to soak in the sights and I am going to get the trailer refilled. We are taking a day off and back on the road tomorrow....Thank you everyone for your support, much love going your way.