After a sunrise spent at Angkor Wat Temple, followed by a visit to Ta Prohm Temple, we opted to split off from the tour group with like-minded adventurers Miles and Maryanne from San Francisco. And after negotiating rates for a pair of tuk tuks, the four of us set out from Ta Prohm on about a 30 kilometer journey out from Siem Reap, Cambodia, to the ancient ruins of Banteay Srey Temple.

Along the main road between the two points we passed this industrious fellow (one of three actually), transporting a supremely long piece of wood by bicycle (click it for the bigger picture):

I’ve been known to dread when I have to carry the extra weight of a laptop in my backpack when I ride. Not anymore.