Originally Posted by Angus1
I know at this time of year it's going to rain, a lot, but just how bad are the roads, especially in Cambodia going to get? I'm planning to buy a bike in Hanoi, ride down to HCMC, switching between the mountains and the coast, then through Cambodia to Phnom Penh, via Preah Vihear. And how ridiculous is this for a fairly (completely
) inexperienced rider?
I rode all over Cambodia and south VN this time last year and didn't have any significant issues with the rain. If you're sticking to the main roads you should be okay. The traffic is not that bad, just forget what you've learned re traffic behavior and do what everyone else does. It's actually quite liberating to ride in SE Asian traffic.