Our own personal cheeses

Ton up, it’s now 100 days since we left the UK.

We managed to drag ourselves out of south Cambodia. To get to Siem Reap in the north, the choice was around 14 hours by two buses over two days or a 45 minute flight. Even the fear-of-flying half of Hardcow agreed that the flight was the preferred choice.

Only one night in Siem Reap (we have a week there soon) and a 3.5 hour bus ride has taken us to Battambang. We have splashed out to stay at the Bric-a-Brac hotel, a big old colonial mansion converted into accommodation that has only 3 guest large and comfortable rooms. We get a free drink every night, a gorgeous breakfast that could be straight out of a Paris boulangerie and the most comfortable bed this side of France.

Last time we had a big holiday around South East Asia, one of the surprising things we missed about home was cheese & pickle sandwiches. Luckily, for any future similar cravings, Bric-a-Brac are known for their cheese board and we pigged-out last night with 5 hand-picked imported French cheeses plus homemade Rillettes. Bloody gorgeous.

I’m sure we’ll have a good explore around the sites of Battambang, but with this comfort and the hottest temperatures of the holiday so far (pushing 35c in the shade – if we can find any shade!), it’s difficult to see beyond lazy days and nightly cheese at the minute.

Apologies to Depeche Mode for the post title.