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Old 08-15-2014, 01:20 PM   #21
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Hey Viet,
Thanks for posting your adventures. Hard to believe there is actually an Aprilia dealer in Phnom Penh.
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Old 08-15-2014, 08:52 PM   #22
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Dude, you're making me Nostalgic. Your pics remind me of the days when I trekked all over southern China. Even made it to "Friendship Pass." Unfortunately b/c of missing documentation and approvals was unable to make it into Vietnam. Vietnam is still one of my must do dream destinations.
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Old 08-16-2014, 02:21 AM   #23
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That's timing! I just sent you a PM two minutes ago about this exact thing and afterwards saw you posted another update in this thread so came back to read this.

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Consider that I am the TWT Asian Agent here.
TWT meet and ride in Vietnam, c'm on, that's doable.
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Old 08-16-2014, 02:34 AM   #24
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That is around 103 Fahrenheit...plus the high-humidity too. It sounds like Houston during lunchtime in the summer. Can you stop along the way and swim in say the Mekong?

You guys are handling the wet dirt roads really well. What is the visa process if you ride between Vietnam and Cambodia on a motorcycle?

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And in the next picture, it was 109*F.
We can do swimming as mentioned. But I did not have time to do so. We are always on rush. And in the last trip, it was crazy rain and river was not as nice as it should be.
Between Vietnam and Cambodia, we use our own negotiation skill as there is crazy complicated visa processes for motorcycle.
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Old 08-16-2014, 02:35 AM   #25
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Hey Viet,
Thanks for posting your adventures. Hard to believe there is actually an Aprilia dealer in Phnom Penh.
Oh, it is. There are plenty of Ducati, KTM also in Vietnam and Cambodia
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Old 08-16-2014, 02:36 AM   #26
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Dude, you're making me Nostalgic. Your pics remind me of the days when I trekked all over southern China. Even made it to "Friendship Pass." Unfortunately b/c of missing documentation and approvals was unable to make it into Vietnam. Vietnam is still one of my must do dream destinations.


So you decide to keep dreaming or do something else? I think someone here is building up his plan to come over
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Old 08-16-2014, 03:11 AM   #27
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Checked the bike before rolling again.



Another stopped of mine to take pix. The camera was put inside my side box so I have to spend lot of time to take it out, th Goldwing always pass me without being captured.







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Old 08-16-2014, 03:11 AM   #28
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Old 08-16-2014, 03:12 AM   #29
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We stopped at a shop for breakfast:







Balut eggs, you guys may not know about that. Or you don't dare to eat if knowing what it is :



Good one, lot of energy ...

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Awesome pics....keep em coming.
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...Balut eggs, you guys may not know about that. Or you don't dare to eat if knowing what it is.
Good one, lot of energy...
Aah balut, very delicious. To explain the taste to unknowing TWT'ers, it is like chicken and dumplings served inside a shell. My kids love to eat them. I have to stop them after 6 pcs. or so otherwise they would overdose.

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Old 08-16-2014, 09:09 AM   #32
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That's a great idea Viet. Not just a group ride but, a TwTex group Vietnam and Cambodia trip, maybe next November when South Vietnam is cool and dry from the Northern Monsoons.

Would defenitely be there if someone arranged it
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Old 08-16-2014, 09:42 AM   #33
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Awesome pics....keep em coming.
Thank you. There would be some more.

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That's a great idea Viet. Not just a group ride but, a TwTex group Vietnam and Cambodia trip, maybe next November when South Vietnam is cool and dry from the Northern Monsoons.

Would defenitely be there if someone arranged it
If you not hurry, there may be someone doing that before you. What bike do you expect to ride so you afraid of raining? Cm' on, it's dry now. Dry and hot like ****
Btw, if you guys come, don't need to bring with TWT stickers, I still have some.
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Old 08-16-2014, 10:11 AM   #34
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We saw they sell instant noodle, so why not? We asked the girl to make each of us one can.



Looks weird, right?



Don't be surprised with such kind of transportation in Cambodia:





Do you know what is it? It's mobile supermarket:



At the rural area, with very few population, this kind of mobile market is very popular and effective. They sell everything in that cage. From food, cake, toys, cooking oil, diesel oil, household stuff...



We even have Cambodia coffee - delivered from nowhere:





Friendly bikers and locals:



We communicate with them by Vietnamese - yes.

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Old 08-16-2014, 10:12 AM   #35
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Look at the new Tenere, worry for its front forks, without any cover:



Worry about nothing for my GS. More dirt, more fun

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Old 08-16-2014, 10:13 AM   #36
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People said that from this place to good road around almost 100km more. Gotta hit the road soon:



Another gas stop:













Oh this pix was intentionally taken to introduce my brand new Icon Patrol boots. After my first trip with almost riding time under the rain and wet, I think have spent money well:





You guys can notice the red-orange boxes on the road side. They are drink cool-box. So wherever you see that box along the road, meaning to say you can have some cold drinks.







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Old 08-16-2014, 04:50 PM   #37
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Great pictures, is that trash on roads legal? There is a lot on back roads around central Texas also. I guess there are a few slothful people wherever we go.
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Great pictures, is that trash on roads legal? There is a lot on back roads around central Texas also. I guess there are a few slothful people wherever we go.

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Great pictures, is that trash on roads legal? There is a lot on back roads around central Texas also. I guess there are a few slothful people wherever we go.
I don't know it is considered legal or not but there plenty of them along the road. Consider this is rural area, near to the border, population there very minimum so the social services are not as the central
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If you not hurry, there may be someone doing that before you. What bike do you expect to ride
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