"Don't let the silly little dramas of each day get you down. For you are here to do great things..."
Day 7 - (24/10/2012 -Wednesday)
Route: Siem Reap - Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Hotel: World Star Hotel, Phnom Penh
|(Riding into Angkor Wat Complex...)|
|(In front of the main temple...)|
|(Our last visit here was in 2006...)|
We checked out and rode in the drizzle to Restaurant Hj Musa for nasi goreng breakfast. Here, the riders gang forwarded some sumbangan to the Madrasah. We rode to Angkor Wat and requested permission to ride the bikes to the main temple for photo shots. Normally there was a charge of USD20 per entry but we were allowed to pass through without paying for the tickets.
|(A typical small town along the way...)|
|(Bumpy and dusty road leading to the Capital City...)|
After some photo shots, we started riding towards Phnom Penh by 1030 through the trunk road. It took us more than 8 hours to reach Phnom Penh because of bad road conditions and some mishaps along the way. Hj Din had to use the toilet at one Primary School. While waiting by the road side Hj Burn's bike fell. Kitwan’s bike fell at one patrol station because of oil spill. Another mishap was when Hj Burn’s bike overshot and fell to avoid an overtaking bus and a big pothole. All was well but Hj Burn suffered a slight bruise on his arm.
We checked-in at World Star Hotel around 1830 after a rough tiring ride on a trunk road full of pot-holes. Later we went for dinner on a tuk-tuk at one Muslim restaurant and after, we had a 2-hour body massage for only USD8 each.