By We: Thursday, 10.01.2013 was another working day on the PC’s for the homepage, answer Emails, etc. In the afternoon we took a Tuck-tuck and went to get our Thai visa from the embassy. Then some window shopping in the town. Good weather.Friday, 11.01.2013 we went to see the sights of the town: Wat Phnom (the temple at the top of a hill), the central market with everything you need (or dont need) and the Toul Sleng museum, telling the story about the tragic Khmer Rouge period. From there we hit the road nr. 2 and later nr. 3 to the south. At Doun Tuot we changed to road 31 and later to 33 and 33A to reach Kep in the south of Cambodia at the Gulf of Thailand. Here we wanted to stay at the Kep lodge, because we knew from Susanna and Peter, that the Swiss owner allowed them to stay there. Shortly before reaching we heard a pffffff… and when checking we found that a tyre was loosing air. We stopped at the Tourist information center and asked if there was tyre repair shop nearby and the lady told us that there was one about 3 kilometers back. We tried to reach there, but the tyre lost too much air and somewhere at the beach we stopped to change the tyre. When working on it a guy came and offered to help us, which we gladly accepted. With his help we had changed the tyre in a short time, but still it had become dark by the time it was all done. On we went to the Kep lodge and we could park Fidibus in the yard, surrounded by banana trees. The well deserved, cold drought beer went down just like that! Good weather. 176 km.
Von Ro: Nach 4 Tagen Phnom Penh heisst es heute Abschied nehmen von der Hauptstadt Kambodschas und dem schönen Hotel. Bevor wir die Stadt verlassen machen wir noch einen Besuch beim Wat Phnom, das soll der Gründungsort der Stadt sein. Eine Frau Namens Daun Penh hat auf dem Phnom (Hügel) einen kleinen Tempel errichtet und somit der Stadt den Namen gegeben, so sagt es eine Legende.Der Tempel steht tatsächlich auf dem einzigen Hügel den es in Phnom Penh gibt. Es ist der Lieblingstempel der Buddhisten und daher oft stark überlaufen. Massen von Opfergaben werden vor den Buddhas hingelegt, Früchte, Esswaren, Blumen oder Geld.