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... became paranoid of rebellion or CIA/ KGB under covers and anybody who threatened his communist state would be immediately tortured and executed. One of Khmer rouges saying was, "to remove the tree, you must take the root" . Which basically meant, that if a family member had done wrong, so too had all the family and this would prevent any revenge attacks. This process went on for 4 years and they were responsible for the killings of 3 million ...
... although some of the leaders have been arrested. Only one has gone to trial and sentenced to 30 years or so in prison. Four more are awaiting trial. Yet, the Prime Minister of the country was a former member of Khmer Rouge. The history of the genocide is not taught in schools, although now is beginning to be implemented in high schools. For the people who survived the terror (1975-1979), it's hard to talk about, but three quarters of ...
Some days I look around and wonder - where did the time go? It seems as if I only just began teaching at ALIS. And now it's June. In five more weeks I'll be heading back to the States and in eleven more weeks I'll be back in Phnom Penh to begin my second year here. I've spent much of my first year here learning the city, the customs, the people, my students, the culture. When I return, I'll ...
... with he seems happier. They also have 120 bears, which are mostly victims of the bear bile trade. Some are missing paws or blind sadly, but most cannot be released back into the wild as it's too dangerous. The do breed the critically endangered Siam crocodile here though and release toes after a couple of years when they're big enough. You're allowed to get quite close to the an animals and I gave ...
... had to stop riding it.
His friend came with his
new bike. A Daelim roadster and a steal at the price he'd paid. It
was finished in an ugly red and he was keen to change it. We chatted
about the details and then the pair of them left. I was in no shape
to take on more work, my brain was not my best friend lately and even
thinking was an effort, a combination of the flu and the drugs to
help combat the flu. I wondered briefly if the flu would have ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsNordic House Phnom Penh
Offered a room by Poly (cute Cambodian, good English), 11dollars, good shower, no window (a tad claustrophobic) aircon and fan, clean, good shower) washing quick service even did 2kg for free. Friendly helpful staff.
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