I've been planning and hoping for this ride for more than 2 years.
Circumstances somehow clicked and it was on.
I'll post some teasers here ( about 56 pics ) : )
The full write is at the blog below
Early morning on the Malaysian freeways. the 1st day was going to be long
After crossing the Thai border i stopped at the border town of Dan Nok
I was not alone
Nice Thai roads
After 850+km i stopped for the day
Early the next morning. great riding weather.
religious i think
After braving the Bangkok madness i had to get on the ferry as motorcycles are not allowed on the freeways
I use the term ferry loosely
After the river crossing i looked for a hotel .
See the cars in their individual parkings.
see the number plates being blocked.Lets just say my room had a verrrry large mirror
Nice and cool in the next morning
After a few hours i reached this- Welcome to the Kingdom of Cambodia
The border town of Poipet. dusty .yet so cool.
Big sky country
Miles of straights...
Reached my destination of Siem Reap
Now the fun begins
Terrace of the Leper king in the Angkor complex
This is the picture i've been wanting to take for the last 2 years.
My bike infront of the Angkor Wat.
How else to end the day
the next morning i headed to Phnom Phen. Took the back roads (another way of saying i got lost )
Had a chat with the locals. The lady couldnt stop smiling.
Streets of Phnom Phen
I wanted to visit here.
School kids exercise equipment became an instrument of torture
no explanation needed
This is actually how it was
The same buliding as above with the original barbed wire still intact.
Cells on the ground floor.
on the 1st floor
This is how it was.
Phnom phen's main park
looking on to the Tonle Sap river. In the background is the Mekong river.
Had a beer and chat at fellow ADVrider Jacl-Kampuchea's bar
Heading north the next day.
On the way to the beach town of Hua Hin
On to Ranong the next day
Exiting the freeway it was 110km of bliss.
Came from here
From ranong you can look over to Myanmar
Back in to Malaysia
It has been a dream ride and i had to fight to get the time to go.
Was it worth it ??