S21 and Choeung Ek

S21 and Choeung Ek

The morning after I sell Jackie, I head out on a guided tour of the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (or “Security Prison 21”) and Choeung Ek Genocidal Center (or “the killing fields”). With my visa running out and my friends already in Siem Reap, I have decided to spend only one day in Phnom Penh. [...]

The Very Last Ride

The Very Last Ride

Step 1: Repairs We get back to Sihanoukville at around 1:30 pm. A few of our group ended up on a separate boat, so we sit and order drinks while we wait for them. Soon we are all together, killing time before their bus. I hang around and chat but eventually I need to move. [...]

Tumble

Tumble

March 16 I leave Yellow Sun on a Saturday afternoon, much later than intended. Between some final quick repairs on Jackie and errands in town, I am back at the hostel by lunch time. I delay my goodbye to the family as much as I can but then I really need to go. It is [...]

Cambodia

Cambodia

March 2nd, 2019 My first impressions of Cambodia are quite simple: it is hot, it is dusty and the people are incredibly friendly. After crossing the border, I immediately find myself on a regional highway. It is flanked on both sides by dry, empty fields. To one side I see some hilltops in the distance, [...]

A Yellow Sun

A Yellow Sun

I arrive at Yellow Sun Hostel on March 3rd. The hostel is located just outside of Kampot proper, roughly twenty minutes by motorbike. The reviews mention the road being in bad shape, and I am reminded of the many people that have warned me about riding my bike into Cambodia. “The roads are really bad,” [...]

Border Crossing

Border Crossing

On March 1st I traveled northwest 117 kilometers from Cần Thơ to the border town of Châu Đốc. Having been told that mechanics in Cambodia are unlikely to want to service a Vietnamese motorbike, I spent my time getting some further repairs done on Jackie. I also had her washed, because sometimes you've got to [...]