"With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts..." - Eleanor Roosevelt
|(The KeTaM with missing front tyre)|
Day 14: 6 Dec 2017 (Wednesday)
Route: Siem Reap – Poi Pet/Arayanprathet - Sa Kaeo - Prachin Buri
Distance: 262 km
Hotel: JJ Apartment, Prachin Buri
Today we travelled to the Cambodia/Thailand border in Poi Pet. The border was busy with lorries, buses and commuters travelling between the two countries.
|(The open-air art exhibition)|
|(Beautiful paintings of the Angkor Wat)|
|(Riding out of Siem Reap)|
Border crossing was smooth at both borders. Paid baht200/person at Poi Pet Cambodia border for passport stamping. No fee was paid at Aranyaprathet Thailand border.
|(Obstacle in the middle of the road)|
|(Poipet Cambodia border)|
|(Arayanprathet Thailand border)|
|(The Eastern border of Thailand)|
Stopped at SK Halal Steak House for Lunch and prayers. On the way we had to stop several times to pump the front tyre as the air pressure was reducing slowly. Stopped at one tyre shop at Kabin Buri to repair a puncture caused by a nail. Continued riding towards Lop Buri but decided to detour to Prachin Buri to have the tyre checked. The indicator for the tyre pressure was still giving warning messages.
|(A halal Steak House)|
|(A complete R&R facilty)|
|(A problem with the front tyre)|
|(Very helpful Kawasaki staff)|
Visited Kawasaki Big Bike Showroom in Prachin Buri. Instead of replacing the tyre, the Kawasaki mechanics helped to get the tyre patched. It cost Baht500 with some tips for their kindness to offer assistance, even way after their working hours.
As it was already dark, decided to stay a night in JJ Apartment which cost only Baht450/night. Tonight we went for an hour of foot massage somewhere in town to relax tired muscles.