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Old 06-04-2011, 06:11 AM   #1
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Talking My dream ride - Cambodia

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

Another R&R

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.

No idea

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.

Nice digs

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.

Battambang city.

So cool

On the way to the beach town of Hua Hin

Very nice.

Cool wheels

On to Ranong the next day

Exiting the freeway it was 110km of bliss.

Came from here

going here

From ranong you can look over to Myanmar

Heading home

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 ??
oh yesssss


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Old 06-04-2011, 03:11 PM   #2
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Did I see a proper asphalt road to Siem Riep??? How times have changed.

Nice RR.
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Old 06-04-2011, 06:12 PM   #3
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Great ride!! Thanks for sharing it and posting all those lovely pics
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Old 06-04-2011, 08:01 PM   #4
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@Tmotten- yup,they tarred the roads about 4 years ago.
Still in some places work was going on
meaning miles of mud,gravel and stones.
great for a DP . not too bad for the FJR.

@GB - Thanks. Also thanks for correcting my double posting.
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Old 06-04-2011, 08:12 PM   #5
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Thank you for this excellent write up!

I was married to a Cambodian woman for nearly 18 years but have never been to Cambodia. Yet.
Gotta keep rollin'
Gotta keep ridin'
Keep searchin' 'til I find what's right
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Old 06-05-2011, 02:33 AM   #6
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Ah - so you went to Battambong in the end.

Nice to meet you Griffen

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