1. Tuk-tukking, December 2015. One of the many cool things about travelling is the people you meet along the way. While some of these bonds last for just a day or two, or remain forever connected to just one special moment; it’s great when you form a friendship that goes on to outlast the trip itself. And so it proved with Daryl, who I bumped into on a bus from Siem Reap to Battambang. Crunching our way down a wild stretch of road, we got chatting and I learned that it was Daryl’s first bout of Asian exploring. I on the other hand had just called time on an experimental two months of living and teaching in Siem Reap. It didn’t take long for us to go through each other’s backstories during a tuk-tuk ride out to the countryside.