Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh

Ah, Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh…..Nov 2014 to Jan 2015.  What a trip.  What to revisit it?  Each link below directs you to a blog post.  I talk about distances travelled and hotels/guesthouses stayed at in some, but not others.  I have included additional information under each post below.

Google has a neat feature called “My Maps.”  I have used this to detail the places I stayed.

I thought I would get around to posting my Garmin maps, much like David does in his insightful blog which helped me get started in my route planning but for now the summary can be seen in the table at the end of this page.

Pre-trip

3 Weeks to go, pannier time to get organised…

5 reasons to feel more organised

Rest & Relaxation

Thailand (20/11/14 to 4/12/14)

Post #1 Bangkok backstreets and beyond

Bangkok.  Stay S1 hostel (BHT 500?)

Nov 26, 2014.  Bangkok to Bang Sean, 115kms.  Stay unnamed guesthouse (BHT 400)

Post #2 Bang Saen to Pattaya

Nov 27, 2014.  Bang Sean to Pattaya, 46kms.  Stay uncle Nai’s unit.

Post #3 Leaving busy traffic makes me ha- ha- happy as I’m ri- ri- riding along

Nov 29, 2014.  Pattaya to Had Mae Lampeung, 80kms.  Stay Khvan Jai homestay (BHT 450).

Post #4 Had Mae Rampeung Beach.  A homestay.  A funeral

#5 Ko Samed

Dec 1, 2014.  Had Mae Lampeung to Ko Samed, 16kms.  Stay  Tubtim (BHT 800), Wonderland (BHT 600).

#6 Ban Phe to Chanthaburi

#7 Chanthaburi

Dec 3, 2014.  Ko Samed to Chanthaburi, 98kms.  Stay The River guesthouse (BHT 450).

 

Cambodia (4/12/14 to 2/1/15)

#8 Heading east to the wild west

Dec 4, 2014 Chanthaburi to Pailin (Cambodia), 90kms. Stay Kim Young Heng guesthouse (US $6).

#9 Down the hill to Battambang

#10 Rest days

Dec 5, 2014 Pailin to Battambang, 90kms.  Stay Banan Hotel (US $15).

 

#11 See Em re: Ep

Dec 8, 2014 Battambang Ferry, then to Siem Reap, 13kms.  Stay Angkor Pal Boutique Hotel (US $14?).

 

#12 A long day

Dec 12, 2014 Siem Reap to Phumi Boeng Mealea, 113kms. Stay unnamed guesthouse (US $5).

#13 Rural northern Cambodia

Dec 13, 2014, Phumi Boeng Mealea to Kuleaen, 70kms. Stay guesthouse (US $5).

#14 North to the Cambodian/Thailand border

Dec 14, 2014, Kuleaen to Sra’aem, 75kms.  Stay The Raksmey Sokon (US $13).

Dec 15, 2014, Sra’aem to Preah Vihear, 87kms.  Stay Sen Samnang guesthouse (US $10).

#15 Reaching the Mekong

Dec 16, 2014, Preah Vihear to Stung Treng, 149kms.  Stay Mekong Bird Resort (US $20) and May Li Mu Met hotel (US $7).

#16 Stung Treng to Kratie

Dec 18, 2014, Stung Treng to Kratie, 168kms.  Stay Le Tong Le guesthouse US ($15?).

#17 Kratie to Kampong Cham

Dec 20, 2014, Kratie to Kampong Cham, 118kms.  Stay Reasmey Cheanich hotel (US $8).

#18 Site-seeing in Kampong Cham

#19 And on to Phnom Penh

Dec 22, 2014, Kampong Cham to Phnom Penh, 107kms.  Stay The Gecko (US $10) and Lovely Jubbly Villa (US $5?).

#20 Getting out of the city

#21 Something else to tick off the list

Dec 25, 2014, Phnom Penh to Krapeu Village, 20kms.  Stay Morehaheng guesthouse (US $10?).

#22 Takeo, Kampot, and climbing Bokor Hill

Dec 28, 2014, Krapeu Village to Takeo, 65kms.  Stay Daunkeo2 hotel (US $5?)

Dec 29, 2014, Takeo to Kampot, 87kms.  Stay Captain Chim’s guesthouse (US $5?)

#23 Kep smiling

#24 So long Cambodia, and thanks for all the fish

Dec 31, 2014, Kampot to Kep, 26kms.  Stay Kukuluku hostel (US $5).

 

Vietnam (2/1/15 to 14/1/15)

#25 …and into Vietnam

Jan 2, 2015, Kep to Ha Tien (Vietnam), 36kms.  Stay hotel.

#26 How Simon got his groove back

Jan 4, 2015, Ha Tien to Phu Quoc, 29kms.  Stay Garden guesthouse.

Jan 6, 2015, Phu Quoc to Vi Thanh, 84kms.  Stay hotel.

#27 Can Tho

Jan 7, 2015, Vi Thanh to Can Tho, 55kms.  Stay hotel.

#28 More fabulous riverside paths

Jan 8, 2015, Can Tho to Soc Trang, 70kms.  Stay hotel.

#29 Wedding crasher

Jan 9, 2015, Soc Trang to Tra Vinh, 66kms    Gia Hoa 2 hotel.
Jan 10, 2015, Tra Vinh to Vinh Long, 67kms

#30 And that’s that

Day Date From To Distance (kms) Total (kms) Time (hh:mm:ss) Avg Speed (km/h)
1 Nov 26, 2014 Bangkok Bang Sean 115.26 115.3 8:08:24 14.2
2 Nov 27, 2014 Bang Sean Pattaya 45.59 160.9 3:03:19 14.9
3 Nov 28, 2014 Sightseeing 10 170.9
4 Nov 29, 2014 Pattaya Had Mae Lampeung 79.94 250.8 6:39:47 12
5 Nov 30, 2014 Sightseeing 0 250.8
6 Dec 1, 2014 Had Mae Lampeung Ko Samet 15.61 266.4 1:33:22 10
7 Dec 2, 2014 Sightseeing 10 276.4
8 Dec 3, 2014 Ko Samet Chanthaburi 98.03 374.4 6:44:23 14.3
9 Dec 4, 2014 Chanthaburi Pailin 89.6 464 6:50:19 13.1
10 Dec 5, 2014 Pailin Battambang 89.9 553.9 6:50:29 13.1
11 Dec 6, 2014 Sightseeing 28.01 581.9 3:22:17 8.3
12 Dec 7, 2014 Sightseeing 52.78 634.7 4:29:18 11.8
13 Dec 8, 2014 End of ferry Siem Reap 12.87 647.6 45:00:00 17.3
14 Dec 9, 2014 Sightseeing 0 647.6
15 Dec 10, 2014 Sightseeing 67.58 715.2 8:46:47 7.7
16 Dec 11, 2014 Sightseeing 39.42 754.6 4:44:58 8.3
17 Dec 12, 2014 Siem Reap Phumi Boeng 112.78 867.4 9:35:46 11.8
18 Dec 13, 2014 Phumi Boeng Kuleaen 70.05 937.4 5:47:53 12.1
19 Dec 14, 2014 Kuleaen Sra’aem 75.21 1013 4:18:46 17.4
20 Dec 15, 2014 Sra’aem Preah Vihear 87.04 1100 4:45:37 18.3
21 Dec 16, 2014 Preah Vihear Stung Treng 149.09 1249 10:44:57 13.9
22 Dec 17, 2014 Sightseeing 10.78 1260 43:13:00 15
23 Dec 18, 2014 Stung Treng Kratie 168.27 1428 11:15:46 14.9
24 Dec 19, 2014 Sightseeing 5 1433
25 Dec 20, 2014 Kratie Kampong Cham 118.07 1551 9:43:07 12.2
26 Dec 21, 2014 Sightseeing 20 1571
27 Dec 22, 2014 Kampong Cham Phnom Penh 114 1685 8:05:23 14.6
28 Dec 23, 2014 Sightseeing 5.8 1691 25:46:00 13.5
29 Dec 24, 2014 Sightseeing 14.45 1705
30 Dec 25, 2014 Phnom Penh Krapeu Village 20 1725 1:10:42 17
31 Dec 26, 2014 Sick 0 1725
32 Dec 27, 2014 Sick 0 1725
33 Dec 28, 2014 Krapeu Village Takeo 65.38 1791 3:16:37 20
34 Dec 29, 2014 Takeo Kampot 87.1 1878 4:10:53 20.8
35 Dec 30, 2014 Boker Hill 83.45 1961 6:33:27 12.7
36 Dec 31, 2014 Kampot Kep 26.14 1987 1:40:23 15.6
37 Jan 1, 2015 Sightseeing 30 2017
38 Jan 2, 2015 Kep Ha Tien 35.94 2053 4:59:47 7.2
39 Jan 3, 2015 Sightseeing 5 2058
40 Jan 4, 2015 Ha Tien Phu Quoc 29.03 2087 3:33:38 8.2
41 Jan 5, 2015 Sightseeing 10 2097
42 Jan 6, 2015 Phu Quoc Vi Thanh 84.05 2181 6:32:56 12.8
43 Jan 7, 2015 Vi Thanh Can Tho 54.55 2236 4:35:34 11.9
44 Jan 8, 2015 Can Tho Soc Trang 69.5 2305 6:31:12 10.7
45 Jan 9, 2015 Soc Trang Tra Vinh 66.07 2371 5:05:04 13
46 Jan 10, 2015 Tra Vinh Ving Long 66.75 2438 4:31:17 14.8
47 Jan 11, 2015 Sightseeing 5 2443
48 Jan 12, 2015 Ving Long Ben Tre 54.02 2497 3:45:08 14.4
49 Jan 13, 2015 Ben Tre Tan An 36.86 2534 1:51:43 19.8
50 Jan 14, 2015 Tan An HCM 50.27 2584 3:16:09 15.4
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