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... outside and headed to the killing field memorial at Choeung Ek Genocidal Centre, one of three hundred in the country. We paid the $6 entrance fee and plugged ourselves into a thorough and provoking audio tour. The truck stop, detention hut and chemical shed are gone but denoted by markers in the soil. The mass graves pock mark the land like bad acne that once was. Rags poke out of the dirt; some clothes, some blindfolds. The bones of the dead rise in the rain to tell their ...
... was a self-styled tour guide. He was brilliant salesperson in that he sold his services to us with his glib tongue and his natural charm. He was amazingly articulate in English and knowledgeable about the history of the temple and the battle scenes depicted in the relief sculptures. He told us his teacher had taught him the history, but I suspect he picked it up from the official tour guides at the site. He and his friend ran for cover whenever they saw a military guard approach. They ...
... about the disgraceful killing fields. It seems that it was an execution spot almost on par with the Nazi ones and the Gulags. The tour introduced us to victims as well as a reformed guard who expressed his horror at what he saw and did. Despite the fact that many of the building don't exist anymore, it was easy to imagine the layout and what it was like (a map also helped!). The tour took roughly 2-3 hours and the day ...
... futile attempt to stay
My many trips to the
toilet had woken Saiem and she was floating around fussing about me.
She wanted to help but obviously there was nothing she could do. The
holdups meant I was running late for work which made all the other
problems even worse. I had no choice, I had lost three days already
and couldn't afford to lose any more.
I was fed up. I had just
had Asian flu and now food poisoning. All of that on ...
... br> toward the bike shop so we decided to pop in and get this sorted out.
The bike shop had repaired this one, it had a little stutter at the
higher revs and needed the carb cleaning. They had told me it needed
a new tyre which was like saying your new haircut was giving you a
I argued with them but
couldn't make them take responsibility for their shabby work and
appalling customer service. In the end they grudgingly agreed to send
the same ...