I kissed Clarena goodbye in Hong Kong and flew back to Vientiane. My flight out of Hong Kong had a huge delay, so much that I missed my connecting flight in Kunming. My dear friends of China immigration granted me a one day visa so I could proceed to Vientiane the next day. There it took me a while to crank the bike but eventually it was roaring again. My next destination was Siem Reap in Cambodia. It took me three riding days to get there. From Vientiane I rode into eastern Thailand. I really enjoyed the rides. For one because it has been quite a while since I was riding my motorcycle and for the other because there is not too much going on in eastern Thailand. It is just itself, everything is indicated only in Thai so it is far from obvious where to go. I stranded in the village of Phimai, that has a historical park with a couple of neat Khmer temples. From Phimai I rode to the border town of Aranyaprathet.