Aqua Boutique Guesthouse
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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... Rouge as part of their record keeping process lined the walls of every room we walked through; their facial expressions showing that they clearly weren't aware of the fate that awaited them following admission to the prison. Knowing that when the Vietnamese army liberated Phnom Penh in 1979 only seven of the prisoners were found alive just made looking at the photographs so hard, the visit so difficult and the crimes against humanity so difficult to ...
... we crested a mound and saw the beach laid out before us. I hadn't been expecting what laid on the other side of that ridge. This island, situated in the middle of the Mekong, had one of the largest beaches I've ever seen. The last time I saw a beach this white and deep (as in distance between land and sea) was in California. This wasn't quite California, I admit, but the beach was beautiful, and at the river edge there were dozens of bamboo huts sat on stilts in the water. We marched ...
... were imprisoned in S21. Very few people survived S21 either dying there or being executed at one of the killing fields. It was an honour, therefore, to meet 2 of the survivors. We then went on to Choeung Elk the most well known killing fields. People from S21 were taken here to be brutally executed as the Khmer Rouge didn't want to use bullets so instead used farm implements. Over 9000 people were killed here and the sites of the massed graves is marked. A particularly ...
... drive into town we were glad to see that the traffic seemed much less frenetic in this more rural environment. Within 20 minutes we were checking in to the Khmer Mansion Boutique Hotel, a fairly new building situated conveniently near to the centre.
We dropped our bags and went out in search of a couple of cold beers. We seemed to be in backpacker territory and so there were many cheap eating places all around. We found one advertising draft Angkor beer for $0.50 ...
... back so I could change. This made me realise I do not have a top which covers my shoulders without covering all my arms, and it was definitely too hot for a long sleeve!!
We saw a random monkey on the Palace building which was pretty cool, and also a lot of monks. Carl wanted his photo with them but wasn't sure how to ask!!
To mix things up a little we had an indian for tea! The food here is amazing however it can get a little repetitive.... 'same same ...