Tuesday, March 17, 2009
The Canadians are coming, the Canadians are coming.
On January 20th, Frank Pollari and Anna Marie from ThunderBay, Canada joined us for 3 weeks of bicycling and touring through Asia. This was Anna Marie's first bicycle adventure and she was psyched. What she wasn't prepared for was the toll that 5 hours on a bicycle seat takes on your bum when you are not wearing bike shorts. Through it all she was a good sport.
We biked through Thailand to Cambodia. We endured temperatures up to 108 degrees F and direct intense sun. The heat was bad enough for Ward and I but we have been in warm weather for quite some time now. These poor northerners came from temperatures of 40 below F. Yes, quite a shock to their system. Adjusting to these new conditions involved many Fanta (orange soda) stops and Thai and Cambodia massages. $5.00 US for 1-2 hours.
Once we hit Cambodia they were anxious to reach the Cambodian beach so we jumped on a bus and high tailed it to southeast Cambodia. (Bus picture above is of the beautiful buses in Thailand.)