i started from siem reap and wanted to stop after 100km in sisophon but to find a guesthouse proofed rather difficult. all hotels seemed to be booked out or had only an expensive ac deluxe room. i decided to continue to the border and try my luck there. i didn’t make it before dark but after getting used to riding in the night it is mostly fun. everything seems calmer and your senses shift.
the border was already closed and i found a guesthouse without ac and without the deluxe. the border crossing the next morning was painless as i already got my visa in laos. after 6km i stopped for the day to get used to another country and currency and i still felt the 150km from the day before. i decided to take the train early next morning to avoid the heavy traffic towards bangkok and to arrive before dawn to have enough time to look for an accomodation.