The tactic of seeing temples for a day, then rest, then temples was working well for us! With the energy boost from being active and using our ponchos on a delightful biketrip we booked us in for two hrs of horse riding.
Cecilie remarked that ''the owner has probably been reading american settlement law'' after we had to sign a disclaimer and swearing that we would not go too fast when riding the horses. We also wore protective helmets that made Cecilie look like she was comming straight out of ''Tangerud Gampen". As promised the trip was a bit slow paced, but had very nice scenery. Our guide could tell us something about how rice was grown and what ricefields had the good quality rice etc. He also told us that his monthly salary was 120$/month, if he worked 7 days a week.
It was now time to move on to the next city, Shianoukville, named after the king who in his time supported the Khmer Rouge. We booked a 15$ bus ticket to Shianoukville, thinking nothing of the price. Our ''seats'' it turned out was a 180 cm (my head and heels could connect to the walls simultaneously!) x 2 small ppl shoulder width. The journey started out nice, we talked a bit with some norwegians and a Russian guy in their opposite bed, before we left to find our small crawl-in. Here we found some very much fake Beats headsets and a quite funky Chinese-made-Khmer-dubbed-action-superhero-romance movie which I similingly and confused enjoyed until drifting off. This of course would not last. The last hills before arriving in Shianoukville the bus broke down. The locals seemed to get what was going on and soon tuk-tuks swarmed the wounded bus like hyenas to a old and wounded beast.
Ater recommendation from Mads, I spent some time prowling www.tripadvisor.com and found a gem of a place on the tip of the beach. ''Mushroom-point'' is the sort of place you hope to find when backpacking! Our driver got us there, not in a hurry. We got our own little toadstool to sleep in. This conains a mosquito net, a bed, a lightswitch, a lightswitch that does not work and not much else. Here we planned for a few days before heading to the Cardamomme mountains!
More on Outres beach, ''dude, man''-man and Top Cat in the next patch