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The morning comes and everyone is raring to go. Literally. This town is such a dump (and we should know a dump when we sleep in one) that everyone is ready to go early. Bikes loaded, started (well most of them) and we’re off. At least some of us. There are 4 ways out of […]

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Siem Reap – April 8th, 2017

We’ve booked a van, driver and guide for a visit to Angkor Wat. We hope to see the Angkor Wat temple itself, Ta Prouhn and Bayon. Out and in the van by 8 and on the road for the short ride to Angkor. Along the way we pass an enormous Chinese hotel complex just a […]

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Kampong Thom – April 6th, 2017

We leave the Mekong Hotel and while we’re getting the bikes loaded, Adrian shows up. He’d left Phnon Penh that morning having had his bike repaired the night before and ridden the distance this morning. He tells us that though the plan for the second group was to start at 6AM, the bikes didn’t cooperate. […]

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Kampong Cham– April 5th, 2017

Cambodia was changed for ever when the US invaded in May of 1970. The Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese army had been using Cambodia as a sanctuary while fighting the South Vietnamese and the US Army. The bombing and attacks by the US military gave the Cambodian communists the pretext they needed to rise […]

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Phnom Penh – April 4th, 2017

It’s another day in paradise. Actually, cool with a high overcast. It’s supposed to be hot and dry. This is cool and humid. And that means rain in the afternoon. As we get moving, late as usual, we start having the usual starter problems. That splits the group into at least 2 groups. We’re in […]

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Kampot – April 3rd, 2017

It’s a bright, clear day and everyone is up and ready to get the bikes. The bikes are at Andy’s which is a few hundred meters up the road. He arrives, gives some direction and starts ferrying people up the road. We start walking. We’ll be sitting for hours day after day. Might as well […]

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Last night, it was about 9:00 when we got everyone on the move. Out to a bar for a few rounds of beer and back to the hotel. I know most of the group: Clemo, Pinky, Tony Brimble, Paul Bradley. We have 4 new guys: Bruce (a previous Clemo victim), Adam, Ryan and Adrian. And […]

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It’s the morning of the 30th and everyone is up and getting ready to go to school. Barbara, Ayron and the boys are going to drop me at the airport on the way to school. We all crowd into Barbara’s Fit and off we go. There’s no traffic to speak of and we get to […]

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It’s the 29th and I haven’t heard anything from the visa agency. I’m leaving tomorrow and I really need some assurance from them that I will have my passport and be able to leave. Otherwise, it’s plan B, whatever the hell that is. I don’t have a plan B yet. Leave a voicemail requesting an […]

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The drama really starts 10 days ago. I’ve already gotten my Cambodian visa. You can get them on arrival at the Phnom Penh airport but that can be a long wait. Surprisingly, you can also get one on line. Fill out the form, upload a picture, pay by credit card, wait a few days and […]

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