(Wrote this on the 30th) Tried to cross into Vietnam today but tuned back for not having documentation that's not actually needed. Thought it could be a $20 problem but it wasn't (and no it wasn't a $50 problem either). Heading to Phnom Penh to try another boarder. Joys of travel (feel like I will be saying that a lot). Cambodian boarder police were cool though. We smoked cigs and talked shit for 30min while Vietnam checked more fake rules (well what pertain to me) Phnom Penh
Cambodia: We have only been here for a week and could easily spend a month. I will be back here about a months time to help build a school in either Battambang or Siem Reap. If you feel like joining feel free to let me know and I can ask for availability. The last 7 days have been fantastic. We arrived in Seim Reap and the girls went to the temples while I did a 10 square mile drive around the outskirts of the city to see what has changed since I was here 4 years ago. Whe
We crossed into Cambodia from Thailand last night around 8pm. Exiting Thailand was smooth besides them not wanting to stamp my Carnet, which was a fight I couldn’t win. Then getting into Cambodia started off simple enough until we tried to get the car cleared by customs. They took my back to some old warehouse where the power had been cut for some reason. I waited for the proper authorities and once they arrived they informed me that only motorbikes could enter Cambodia
I will try to update this as much as possible but likely wont be every day. The first two days have been focused on eating up kilometers to get to Krabi to pick up my cousin Margo. I believe there was more action in Singapore for the 2 days the car was there. The Rover wouldnt start for 5 hours...then a parking garage lied about their height and we smashed into a concrete beam if you will and tore up the tent including the cover. Half of monday was spent fixing that, such
The container was eventually found. Just happened to be that the ship decided to stop off in Taiwan and got delayed by a week or so...Good news the car is found, bad news we are a week delayed. Next is getting S ingapore to let me drive it to Malaysia, currently she needs to be towed...fantastic.
Car arrival date 8 May The GMAT exam 9 May Departure day 13 May Today's date 5 May It's a tight timeline and all was looking good until the phone rang! "Mr Karlshoej it seems we don't know where your shipping container with your car in it is." As someone who has worked in shipping I know there are a few possibilities 1) they forgot to load it 2) it's sitting at the bottom of the ocean 3) it's on the ship I sit here a little lost as to what to do and pray for number 3. I guess