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I am married to my loving husband for more than 37 years now. I am a mother to 3 beautiful children, until 10 years ago when I lost my youngest son. Since then my life is forever altered but yet unbroken....

My Travel Journal

"There isn't much I haven't shared with you along the road and through it all there'd always be tomorrow's episode" - Elton John

I started traveling around the world since early 80s when I had the opportunity to combine business trips with vacations. Then later when my rezeki is in abundance, there were numerous other trips along the way for vacations, most of the time with hubby and the kids when the timing is right. I have also started to compile the journal and photo-pages covering almost more than 25 years of world wide travel. Some destinations I visited just once, others many times. Many of those places are the obvious famous places people would like to visit but some, the casual traveler doesn't even think to try. I have placed links to my travel at the side bar of my personal page, My Life Reflections, and will be updating them from time to time.

My wish is to continue my travel and complete circumnavigate the globe, insyaAllah…

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Solo Cambodia Ride Day 03: Koh Kong


"Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try..." - Gail Devers

(By the waterfront watching the sunset in Koh Kong, Cambodia)

Day 03: 8 February 2015
Route: Samut Songkhran – Koh Kong
Distance: 479

(Feeling fresh, ready to ride to the border)
(A clean boutique hotel by the main road in Samut Songkhran)
(Unavoidable route, motorbikes are prohibited to enter)
(Stuck in a massive traffic jam in South Bangkok, CNY festivities in the air)
(A simple lunch of BBQ chicken and tuna pie at the Amazon Cafe)
(Passing through the town of Trat)
(Heading towards Hat Lek, Thailand/Cambodia border town)
(A must stop at the narrowest part of Thailand)
(Immigration and Custom formalities at the border)

Koh Kong has long had a reputation as a “Wild West” frontier town. Until recently, access to the town from Cambodia was mostly by sea or air due to the poor road conditions. However, with the building of the Thai-Cambodian bridge across the river and the upgrading of the road to the national highway, industry and investment has increased and the town is becoming a modest tourist destination.

Koh Kong town is accessible by road via Had Lek. In 2002, the Koh Kong bridge was completed linking the town of Koh Kong with the border crossing to Thailand. The bridge is 1.9 km long, making it the longest bridge in Cambodia. From the border it is 10 km to the town. 

With the opening of the Thai-Cambodian bridge across the river and the building of several casinos near the border post, the town has become an increasingly popular tourist destination. Aside from the casinos, other attractions include boat tours to Koh Kong Island and trekking in the Cardamon Mountains.

(A prominent landmark after border crossing)
(Riding on the right side of the road on the bridge crossing the Koh Poi River)
(A nice view of the bridge from Koh Kong City Hotel)
(Having dinner at one Muslim stall at the pier)

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