Day 1 began with caffeine, juice and free wifi where the team where able to enjoy breakfast, check Facebook and reconnect with family and friends. The team was given the option of either a tuk tuk or cycling tour – to see the sights and experience all that Phnom Penh has to offer.
The cycling crew joined Smey and his team and embarked on an 18km tour through rural Cambodia and across to Silk Island – cycling through the villages and being greeted by countless smiling children all calling out ‘HELLO – what’s your name?’ in their best English accents.
The tuk tuk team took to the streets, visiting the palace and several pagodas before battling the crowds at the Russian markets – where there was much bargaining for eclectic treasures.
The entire team reunited at The Living Room for lunch where we swapped stories about mud, markets and memorable mishaps. It was here that we were introduced to Sean – our newest team member and cinematographer who will document our life changing journey.
Following an afternoon of ‘free play’ the team met up at the Foreign Correspondents Club for pre dinner drinks, before heading off for tapas at Friends – who served a selection of Khmer delights.