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Old 01-15-2010, 08:06 PM   #1
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East Cambodia including Death Highway

The first week of 2010 we planned and did the trip through the East of Cambodia.
The planning:
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Old 01-15-2010, 08:19 PM   #2
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Day 1 from Phnom Penh to Sen Monorom

We only started late as the rented XR 250 at the Bikeshop in Phnom Penh was not ready at 8.00 am but only at 11.00 am. So the first day was a lot of km but feasable. Phnom Penh to Kampong Cham to Snuol took us 4 hours on good roads. In Snuol we expected a real dirt road but the construction company had the left side of the new paved road already done. The right side was for traffic and very dusty. In three month you can drive up to Mondulkiri on tarmac without any problems.
Scenic road after Snuol
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Old 01-15-2010, 08:30 PM   #3
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Road to Sen Monorom

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From Snuol to Sen Monorom.
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Old 01-15-2010, 09:14 PM   #4
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Just before Sen Monorom

one by one
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Old 01-15-2010, 09:25 PM   #5
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Day 2 Repairing, waiting, beer in Sen Monorom

Day two my CRF 250 X does not start anymore, so we go to the local motor doctor and see that my valves suffered too much from 378 km full speed. We left yesterday at 11.00 am and arrived at 18.30 which is quite fast for someone who needs regular smoking stops. Impossible to repair and back to the local restaurant, The Greenhouse, where the owner Samnang is most helpfull to try and find us the only motobike for rent in Sen Monorom. But its not what I had in mind to do the Death Highway. I phone the owner of the Bikeshop in Phnom Penh and ask if he still has a rental for me. After some waiting he found a Baja and will sent it by truck to Sen Monorom. We are quite happy and spent the day in the Green House, the only place with cold beer and good food.
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Old 01-15-2010, 09:29 PM   #6
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The next waiting Day

We are up early and having breakfast in the Greenhouse waiting for the Baja to arrive. We found two Cambodians we will also ride to Banglung today and they are waiting with us for the Baja. At 12.30 no Baja yet so we decide to book an other night in the Sen Monorom Hotel and change in no riding gear. While changing we see a pick up passing with a moto on top.
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Old 01-15-2010, 09:36 PM   #7
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To the Boo Sra Waterfall

The bike arrived. It is too late to go to Banglung so we decide to ride to the waterfall. The Cambodians left for Banglung. ( and arrived 6 hours later)
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Old 01-15-2010, 09:40 PM   #8
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To the Boo Sra Waterfall 2

two more pictures to the falls
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Old 01-15-2010, 09:42 PM   #9
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And number 2

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Old 01-15-2010, 09:46 PM   #10
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The Boo Sra Waterfall

3 stages from which stage 1 is the most impressive.
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Old 01-15-2010, 09:47 PM   #11
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And one more Boo Sra

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Old 01-15-2010, 09:50 PM   #12
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Day 4 'The Death Highway' to Banglung

Day 4 starts with sending back my not fully repaired CRF to Phnom Penh.
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Old 01-15-2010, 09:53 PM   #13
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Old 01-15-2010, 10:09 PM   #14
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All photos of Death Highway

It was easier than the stories. We left at 8.00 AM and the first stop was in Koh Nhek ( Koh Nayuk ) after 94 km on a gravel road with almost no traffic. So in two hours we had done half of the km's for the day. But now started the famous part of the Highway. During the 4 hour ride to the Sre Pok river we met three persons. A guy on an Ox car and the 2 Cambodians who left yesterday to Banglung and came back today :). The landscape changed continually from deep sand to grass to riverbeddings to forrest to burned fields to small Ox car tracks. We guided ourselves by keeping the sun (south) in our backs and choosing at each fork the fork most used which was not always easy.
At 3 o'clock we suddenly arrived at the Sre Pok river where a small ferry was waiting. From the river crossing to Banglung was a short hour over a good red road and at 4.00pm we were in Terre Rouge.
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Old 01-15-2010, 10:18 PM   #15
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How to make a choice

Always take the most used turn :) It took us 55 km from Koh Nayuk to the Sre Pok river, which is 200 meters more than Matt Jacobson describes in his Ultimate Cambodia Travel guide.
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