Travel Blogs from Phnom Penh
... Seeing photos of these scenes turned your stomach. S-21 was one of the largest unit and they received around 20,000 with12 known survivors. The reason why they survived was mainly due to the skills that kept them alive, they would be artists, mechanics, etc. our tour guide was coming to the end of his tour where he asked us if we wanted to meet one of the survivors (there are only 2 left). To which point we said yes, he asked if we would lie, to ask him ...
... been doing and if I had been out of the country since I had not been there in a while. She said she had missed me and was glad to see me. Living in this country, I have lost some of my cynicism - a good thing, I think. The people are so genuinely kind and friendly. My students are looking forward to the break they get from school in a few weeks. Some will be doing the summer session but ...
Another drudge of a day.
Back in England work was always an effort. A few times I had enjoyed
a job and some ******** had always screwed it up for me. I like
auditing, for example and I did that for a while for a pawnbroker and
spent my days travelling around solving problems. I helped the stores
to get their pricing straight, fix the holes in their security,
design new stores, manage their health and safety and catch thieves.
I was good at it too,
... powder coating and the stand was technically part of it and
needed to be the same colour.
Our bike shop were giving
us grief of the incompetent and over-charging kind so we'd decided to
stop giving them our business until they woke up. We knew they
wouldn't but it wasn't like there were no other dealers of bikes in
town. Most were far worse and the simple fact was, next time we
bought bike we'd probably have no choice but to go back.
I phoned ...
... on the stairs staring at me that I recognised and wished I'd hung
around a little longer to see the kids. I regretted that for the rest
of the afternoon.
We headed off to North,
the second campus Steve worked at so he could collect the remainder
of his time sheets. I had worked there the year before and some of
the kids I'd taught were there. It was great to see them, even though
they were mostly horrible little sods that gave me no end of a hard
time. One ...