Just back from 2 weeks cycling, organised (excellently as always) by Explore
As always I’m thinking “Was it a good holiday?” “What did I want to get from it, and did I get it?” etc
So here’s a summary that may amuse:
Did I like the countries? – Yes
Did I like the people? – Yes – much more than I expected in fact
Would I go there again? – no, been there and done it – it didn’t have the (very rare) India Factor of “Fallen in love with it, Must go back”
Did it all go to plan? Yes, long flight was no hassle, no accidents, didn’t get ill etc
Did I like the other people on the trip – Yes
Will I see them again? – Probably not, though if they lived near then certainly I would like to
Do I now feel refreshed and relaxed? – No, more like knackered and well behind on my emails!
Am I feeling super fit from the cycling? – Not really, though it must have been good for me
Have I learned a bit more about the world – Certainly yes, I knew embarrassingly little about these two countries. I was really impressed by both. The Vietnamese were tough and organised and friendly if you approached them, while the Cambodians were friendly and charming, amazing considering what they’ve been through.
Was I gobsmacked by Angkor Wat, one of the wonders of the world? – Not really. The other temples were better. I think Tikal was better. But the other temples in the Angkor area were a real treat – remote, beautiful, spooky, intricately carved, peaceful etc
Was it worth going – certainly
Will I lounge on a beach for my next holiday? – Probably! But then I always say that….