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photoblog image NE Cambodia by bike #02

NE Cambodia by bike #02

We have unloaded our gear, waved off Na and her Brother, and are preparing to cross the border into Cambodia.

 

We have set rules of 

1. Carry only what fits in 1 small backpack, so you can see that we are travelling light [I carry a small toolkit wraped in my spare underwaire], and

2. Travel 50km average per day.

 

We all have Re-entry Permits which will make it pain-free to return to Thailand at the end of the trip, but must purchase Visas to go into Cambodia [cost around US$40 each, which is about 25% of our total trip expense]

 

And here is the border...

NE Cambodia by bike #02

We have unloaded our gear, waved off Na and her Brother, and are preparing to cross the border into Cambodia.

 

We have set rules of 

1. Carry only what fits in 1 small backpack, so you can see that we are travelling light [I carry a small toolkit wraped in my spare underwaire], and

2. Travel 50km average per day.

 

We all have Re-entry Permits which will make it pain-free to return to Thailand at the end of the trip, but must purchase Visas to go into Cambodia [cost around US$40 each, which is about 25% of our total trip expense]

 

And here is the border...

comments (13)

J'espère que vous avez fait un bon voyage et que tu nous rapportes de belles photos.
Ray: Je pense que vous serez intéressé par ce que je montrerai au cours des 2 prochaines semaines, Martine.
Very good... The razor wire is a bit worrying...
Ray: Yes...not at all friendly, for a legal closing between two co-operating Nations in the SEA economic alliance.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 10 Dec 2019, 06:12
Well this looks to be a peaceful border Ray, let us hope it stays that way..
Ray: Yes...no guns in evidence, but I do not much like that razor wire, Chris.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 10 Dec 2019, 06:23
You know all the ropes, and are ready for what is thrown in your path in the way of officialdom, I hope, Ray
Ray: I think we know what is required after several crossings in the past 2 years, Lisl.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Dec 2019, 06:39
I see the fold-up bike is still in use by one fo your chums. One reason I don't do cycle touring is that I can't do lightweight. My camera equipment and laptop is 10kg alone... Did you bunny hop over the barrier?
Ray: I set the rule of "fit it in the backpack or leave it at home", Alan, and so we just use Smartphones, which way almost nothing. I fall off too often these days when I attempt to bunny-hop stuff.
Bien , tout est prêt ..impressionnante cette frontière ..
Ray: Je pense que le matériel de la frontière est trop hostile, Martine.
Donald Trump would like the wall...
Ray: Ha Ha
You are probably correct, Bill.
You are bold adventurers Ray smile
Ray: Oh, yes...hold and old! smile
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 10 Dec 2019, 09:03
Anyone could do themselves a mischief trying to jump over the barriers Ray.
Ray: I restrained myself, Chad.
You lads are nothing I not adventurous, that barrier wouls certainly put me off.
Ray: It is not very friendly furniture, is it, Brian.
Fifty km a day is very good. You probably stop once or twice within that time.
Ray: Our thinking is that this is not intended to be an endurance test, Mary. I came up with this "rule" by considering what I have learned from all the bike tourists who have stayed with me in the bast 2 or 3 years. We stop many times to look at things or take a meal with the locals.
looking at the coiled barbed wire, i am now wondering if there are many people attempting illegal crossovers between Thailand and Cambodia, Ray?
Ray: There is quite a lot of undocumented crossing, Ayush... Combodians into Thailand where they get paid 3 to 4 times as much for un-skilled labor.
Regarding our tight budget, I think you didn't include the beer part....
Ray: Certainly I did, KK, as beer represented about 50% of total! smile

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