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Rose's Freewheeling Adventure

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One year on and the hair is longer, the legs are longer but the seat and helmet still fit so time to get on the road again! This time Rose will be crossing India from the Bay of Bengal to the beaches of Goa. 'India holidays bike!' says Rose so let's go!


Following on from Rose's first adventure aboard the Windrush (see below), her next trip is to cross Cambodia by bicycle!

Meet Rose Harvest, born in February 2010. Follow this blog and find out about her adventures!

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Battambang

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After hiring bikes we set off for a days cycling which took us 12km south west at Phrom Sampov. The temple sits atop a rocky hill that juts outof the other wise level landscape. Its prominence also attracted the Khmer Rouge who sited big guns here and used its many caves to torturer and execution. Happily the temple is being restored and now the only threat comes from the monkeys! Rose was tired after the trip to the top.
22nd Feb 2011, 07:44   comments (0)

Goodbye Phnom Penh

We enjoyed our last day in the capital with a lovely swim and a visit to a museum.Rose wasn't too sure what to think about the elephant she met in the grounds of a temple, especially as he ate all the bananas - skins and all!

We said goodbye to our friends and boarded another bus - next stop Battambang!
21st Feb 2011, 03:15   comments (0)

Party Party Party!

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I will be ONE in a week`s time, the 26th of February, and I am having a little party in the afternoon. You are all welcome to come, but we only get back the day before so don't expect too much! If you fancy some nibbles and a cup of tea (or a 'Long Island Ice Tea') text Mummy or Daddy or leave me a comment!
Love Rose x
19th Feb 2011, 14:46   comments (6)

Phnom Penh

Arriving by bus into Phnom Penh Rose says it's important to drink lots of water when its hot. We said good buy to the bikes which we sold here, and relaxed into a very civilized appartment with our Japaneese friends - who needs bikes when we have our own driver and car! Tsuyoshi, Mariko and baby Lynn took us on a sunset cruise along the Mekong, and we treated them to a traditional sunday roast chicken with apple crumble. We visited a former torture centre in the city to learn more about the Khmers` tragic history; Lynn and Rose cheered us up with their matching outfits from the Russian market.

Next stop Battambang!
19th Feb 2011, 09:52   comments (3)

Rabbit Island

Our next stop was to be Rabbit Island and a little taste of Paradise. We all felt very relaxed playing in the sea, having our feet massaged on the beach and watching the sun set.

Some western 'Gappers" came to find themselves then celebrated noisily until the small hours. They were yet to find thoughtfulness on their travels.
17th Feb 2011, 05:33   comments (1)

For Molly

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This is a message for Molly from Rose:

No matter how cloudy it seems, remember the sun is always shining somewhere

xxx
17th Feb 2011, 05:11   comments (0)

Kampot

Rose loved the bikes but was keen to try out the other modes of transport she'd seen. The moped wasn't too comfy and you had to hang on tight in the tuktuk, so we stuck to our bikes.

We met lovely people with a house by the river and finished off the day with a Long Island Iced Tea. This helped ease the disappointment of dropping our camera into the river! It's drying out in a bag of rice but we aren't hopeful of a recovery...

Crabs

Rose woke early sensing something fishy going on, so we went straight for the crab market to see what was going on. Once she'd weighed up the situation we packed up and headed along the coast to Kampot.
13th Feb 2011, 04:07   comments (3)