Moung Roissei is 45 kilometres out of Battambang and a good lunch stop. There's a school in the centre of town and the students will be on you to practice their English.

This young lady spoke great English, and wasn't bad at social deportment and personal hygiene either.

It's times like these that you become aware of how sweaty and dirty you are out on the road.

You'll also note that it's usually the girls who'll do most of the talking when you stop for a break.

The boys tend to lag behind in the social skills department and are more interested in the bike.

Yep, some things are the same the world over.