Notice how the mountains have bald/light green patches in the foliage? That’s because the mountain was on fire a few weeks back... yes, all the patches, at the same time! It’s been wonderful watching the vegetation grow back so rapidly.
“Sometimes, you have to make a leap of faith.”
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It’s a cloudy mid-afternoon on October 02. I’m between the land borders of Moc Bai, Viet Nam and Bavet, Cambodia. After greasing the right palms for the rapidly processed, single-entry, Cambodian tourist visa, I try to get a 3 month tourist visa back at the Vietnamese entrance.
I’m promptly denied and instructed to visit the Vietnamese embassy in Phnom Penh for my new visa. Frustrated, I enter Cambodia, and stroll through the numerous casinos under construction immediately after the entrance. A security guard points me to a local who takes me on his motorbike to a nearby bus, reportedly heading to Phnom Penh. Thankfully, it’s departing in 15 minutes and costs only $5US. This ride will take over four hours, the local bus from Ho Chi Minh took three, and before that, I rode an overnight bus for 10 hours from Nha Trang — welcome to last minute visa runs.