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1170 Camboida Road Trip Part 4

Julia talks about getting enough food and water on her bike journey across Cambodia.

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hydration

Hydration was a thing we were worried about.

When your body is 'hydrated,' it has enough water in it to function normally. Notice the following:

  1. This is a special sports drink that helps with hydration.
  2. Hydration is the first survival problem you must solve if you are stranded.

roadside stalls

You can live very well just roadside stalls.

A 'roadside stall' is an informal food stand that is on the side of the road. Notice the following:

  1. We always stop at this roadside stall to buy soup on our ride.
  2. Some of the best places to eat are roadside stalls.

staple

Coffee is made with condensed milk in Cambodia, so that was a staple.

A 'staple' food item is one that is eaten in large quantities by the people from that area. Rice, bread and potatoes are all common staple food item. Notice the following:

  1. Rice is a staple in most of Asia.
  2. Bread is my major food staple.

bulk

We would try to do the bulk of our riding before lunch.

Here, 'bulk' can be replaced with 'most.' Notice the following:

  1. I am going to send the bulk of the cookies home with you and just keep a couple for my family.
  2. The bulk of my things are in storage, but some stuff is still at my parents' house.

pace

We didn't all cycle at the same pace.

Your 'pace' is the speed you do something. Notice the following:

  1. She is the perfect running buddy, because we run the same pace.
  2. His pace is way too fast for me.

elated

Both elated and saddened.

If you are joyful and proud about something, you can say that you are 'elated.' Notice the following:

  1. Graduation is a time to feel elated.
  2. She is absolutely elated that she got a new job.

 

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