A meander through the Mekong Delta and a visit to Ankor Wat
Intrepid solo cyclist Jill Lundmark rides 1,575 km (979 miles) over 64 days
The trip starts with a nasty surprise about airline rules regarding transporting bikes
After days and days of research, lists and more lists I was finally sitting uncomfortably on the plane with all my valuables strapped around me. My old cotton money belt in the small of my back, another plastic one in front for my passport, boarding card and pen and a bulkier one for my camera on my hip. My loaded bike had never looked so neat.
Everything was in two smallish Ortlieb panniers with my helmet nestled between them. I’d rung Thai Air to check the rules – turn the handlebars, take off the pedals and cover the chain. I’d demolished a banana box and with the help of some duct tape and a few plastic bags had conformed to the rules leaving the bike able to be wheeled to the check-in.