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Old 08-10-2014, 03:09 AM   #1
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Wicked ::: Rainy Cambodia to Sunny Vietnam

An afternoon, I took a bus from Hochiminh City (Vietnam) to Phnom Penh (Cambodia) as my bike was stored at Phnom Penh.
We planned for a trip from PP to northern Cambodia then cross to middle Vietnam and down to HCMC.

My dinner on the bus:



Look the "bus" for Cambodian workers after working hours:



Prep the bikes after dinner with friends:



It's our bed room that night - an empty office room, then we put some mattresses to enjoy the night:



Not too bad for adventure bikers:



Early morning looked down Phnom Penh street:



Aprillia showroom:

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Old 08-10-2014, 03:13 AM   #2
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Done the morning coffee session, we went to mech shop for some additional works:





Saw this super cub:



Guess where the handle bar taken from?



Speechless:



Done with my bike:



Where we were ready for departure:

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Old 08-10-2014, 03:23 AM   #3
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Old 08-10-2014, 03:36 AM   #4
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Left Phnom Penh noon time.
We were on a ferry to cross the Mekong river.
Quite strange ferry that we have to go in and go out the ferry by the same way. We have to turn our bikes 180degree if we have space.
Some pix taken by buddy on ferry:









Sorry for not having any pix of the ferry from far. I feel so regret that I did not bring correct strap for my tankbag. That's why I have to put my camera in the pannier, and it's really inconvenience every time taking out for taking pix.
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Old 08-10-2014, 03:39 AM   #5
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It was too hot. I was feeling uncomfortable with the Cambodia heat as I prepared for a rainy trip .
At the first stop for fuel:



The first and the only Tenere in Vietnam at the moment:







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Old 08-10-2014, 08:43 AM   #6
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You always have interesting reports! What helmet is that you're wearing? 'Scribed...
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Old 08-10-2014, 02:42 PM   #7
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Lets here the story about how you imported the Tenere? What country did you get it from?
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You always have interesting reports! What helmet is that you're wearing? 'Scribed...
Thank you very much. The yellow one is mine, it's AFX-39, bought from an ADV inmate

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Lets here the story about how you imported the Tenere? What country did you get it from?
I don't know much about that bike, it's my friend's. I believe it come from the States. Yeah, up to now, it's the first and the only Tenere in Vietnam.
The farkles of Tenere are on the way shipping to Vietnam, including panniers and racks.
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Old 08-11-2014, 07:25 PM   #9
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Keep continued with the road. It was really hot there.
We were riding on my familiar road, the one I have just experienced in the Three bikes, three countries thread some months ago.
Một cây xăng nữa làm chỗ nghỉ chân



Sign of a KTM, can you see:













Then good road, but it was raining like hell. There are not many houses and trees in Cambodia, so when it rains, normally comes with strong wind. Really unsafe for riding.

We had to check-in earlier than planned



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Checking in:



Rain stopped a bit:



Then another turn - see the clouds on Mekong river:





Nice room with quite good rate:



We went to dinner on a Tuktuk. It was heavy rain. The tuktuk had been covered with plastic sheets, but could not prevent us from being wet.

Long way ahead...

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Old 08-12-2014, 08:05 PM   #11
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With expectation to reach Da Nang (Vietnam) within the day, including aprox 100km offroad, so we departed very early.
It was raining the whole night, as so the morning.



I 've ridden on this terrible AH11 road many times, but I have no picture showing how bad the road is. You know why? Because I always pass this road at night time.
This is the first time I been to this road in daylight. However, the road looks much better this time. They are doing something seriously.

This pix taken when the rain was out for a short while:



Oops:





The locals did not understand why the guy dropped his bike there:



He saw me taking pix then he slowed down, then he pulled over to stop and wait for me. Too bad that he stopped at the road side that very soft soil and then .... yuuup....



Not deep enough to test my new Icon Patrol waterproof boots :)



We 've been thru some kms which they just covered by loose stone, all of us were almost down due to thick stone layer.
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Checked the bike before rolling again.



Another stopped of mine to take pix. The camera was put inside my side box so I have to spend lot of time to take it out, th Goldwing always pass me without being captured.







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Old 08-12-2014, 08:15 PM   #14
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We stopped at a shop for breakfast:







Balut eggs, you guys may not know about that. Or you don't dare to eat if knowing what it is :



Good one, lot of energy ...

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Old 08-12-2014, 08:24 PM   #15
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We saw they sell instant noodle, so why not? We asked the girl to make each of us one can.



Looks weird, right?



Don't be surprised with such kind of transportation in Cambodia:





Do you know what is it? It's mobile supermarket:



At the rural area, with very few population, this kind of mobile market is very popular and effective. They sell everything in that cage. From food, cake, toys, cooking oil, diesel oil, household stuff...



We even have Cambodia coffee - delivered from nowhere:





Friendly bikers and locals:



We communicate with them by Vietnamese - yes.

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