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I am married to my loving husband for more than 38 years now. I am a mother to 3 beautiful children, until 11 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…

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Q6 4NR Day 08: Koh Kong - Phnom Penh

"Blessed are the curious, for they shall have adventures..."

(The dusty road of Sre Ambel)

Day 08: 30 Nov 2017 (Thursday)
Route: Koh Kong - Kampot – Prek Chak/Ha Tien - Phnom Penh 
Distance: 447 km
Hotel: Boeung Meas Guesthouse, Phnom Penh 

Breakfast was at the Muslim Restaurant at the Port. After refueling we started riding towards Kampot. The road was quite good with minimal traffic. 

(The Koh Kong Bridge in the background)
(The fishermen boats at the pier)
(Floating restaurants along the river)
(Passing through the National Park)

The traffic became busy once we neared Sre Ambel. At the Sihanoukville/Kampot junction we nearly missed being hit by an overtaking tanker. Luckily we stopped and jumped off the bike to avoid being hit. A few locals stopped to assist and get our bike upright again. 

(Coffee break at Sre Ambel)
(The KeTaM taking a rest, too)

From then on we rode carefully as the road was full of lorries overtaking each other recklessly without much care about other vehicles.

(Riding on the right side of the road)
(Crossing many bridges)
(Paddy drying on the hot tarmac)
(A white horse statue at the roundabout)
(One of the many mosques by the highway)

Reached Kampot in time for lunch. A local guy helped us locate a Muslim Restaurant near Masjid Al-Kamar. The mosque is known to keep a dark secret on the teachings of Zahidi Sect. After performing our prayers at the mosque we rode direct to Prek Chak, the Cambodia/Vietnam border to try our luck to enter Vietnam with our bike.

(Having lunch at a Muslim Restaurant in Kampot)
(Performing our prayers in Masjid al-Kamar)
(Once a controversial mosque in Kampot)

At Ha Tien Vietnam border, we were allowed entry but without our bike. We had to engage a local guide if we want to ride our bike into Vietnam, which could cost us a lot.

(KeTaM was denied entry into Vietnam)
(Prek Chak Cambodia boder)
(Ha Tien Vietnam Custom and Immigration Complex)
(Will enter Vietnam through other means)

Decided to stay the night in Phnom Penh and had to ride in a massive traffic jam which started 60 km from town. Checked in Boeung Meas Guesthouse situated near Masjid Al-Serkal at USD13/night.

(Riding on un-tarmac short cut road)
(Masjid Al-Serkal next to our hotel)

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