After Rabbit Island, Nat and I took a couple of other trips. One day we drove down to the Tahmao Zoo and wildlife rehabilitation center. The place was surprisingly well put together for an Asian zoo. The zoo also is home to many animals rescued from poachers or that have been maimed by snares. Despite having traveled through many of these animalís habitats, I have never seen any of them. I am not sure about the correct names of these animals, so excuse my mistakes:
A few days later we took the bus up to Siem Reap. Natalie was fed up with moto taxi drivers so we decided to rent bicycles to explore the temples. I was wary about peddling all day under the hot Cambodian sun but it was actually a very pleasant way to see the temples of Angkor.
By the end of the day I was tired and dehydrated (40+km will do that to you I guess) but it was a good time. Definitely the most exercise I’ve had in a while.
When we got back to Phnom Penh, I gave Natalie a driving lesson. It took her a bit to get comfortable with the clutch (especially starting out) and she had problems with the kick-start (work on those leg muscles!) but in the end, she was driving me around Chroy Changvar with ease. Here she is posing on my bike. I recently upgraded to a newer (and faster) Honda XR 250.
Random pic of the day: Kids on chairs on bike