Bamboo Train - Battambang, Cambodia
Perhaps we could have, as a friend suggested, entitled this Bruised Bottoms in Battambang.
We ended our day on motorbikes with a ride on the infamous bamboo train. The real passenger train passes only once a day to Phnom Penh, so the locals have devised an ingenious way to use the tracks for transporting goods and people between villages.
When we requested our ride, the "conductors" assembled the bamboo rods on a platform, attached the platform to the wheels, mounted and fired up the belt-driven engine and off we went!
The railroad tracks were built by the French, and probably haven't been repaired since they departed. So, the ride was a bit rough on the tush.
Read more about our day on a motorbike around Battambang, Cambodia.