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Travel Blogs from Phnom Penh
... 5000 skulls of those who were murdered here, in sections from babies and young children right up to elderly adults. It's the clothes which make it seem so real for me, even though they are just scraps of material piled up. And this happened in my lifetime.
I didn't take any photos at either the Genocide Museum or the Memorial, it just didn't seem right somehow. I saw an advert in a local magazine a day or two later asking visitors not to visit ...
... hotel room for a while we headed up to the roof top terrace for some more of the great happy hour cocktails. We went in search of a restaurant we had found on trip advisor only to find out that it had permanently closed down. We ended up walking a little ways down the street and ran into an ok looking pub that Steve had remembered seeing on trip advisor. It turned out great and they had a buy two pitchers get one free deal. Yes please. ...
... of the NGO restaurant we went to
yesterday - best food so far)
Five waves from small children as we have passed by.
6ty minutes on a boat trip along the mekong river.
Seven days of clean clothes picked up from the sunshine laundrette
Eight hours sleep until we get up to get the bus to Vietnam
... for bike parking with some bushes, covered by the upstairs balcony. The stairs are on the side of the house. Once upstairs there is a balcony lounging area furnished with wicker tables and chairs. A doorway immediately on your left that leads inside. Go through the red curtain and its a small room with shoe racks on the walls, for the obvious. Directly ahead its another red curtain through which a narrow hallway takes you to the back of ...
... gone a day earlier than intended because elections were due the following day and the entire country (including buses) seemed to be coming to a halt. Phnom Penh is never going to win any beauty prizes but it was an ideal location to learn about the country's macabre recent past.
When the Khmer Rouge marched into the capital in 1975 they were initially met with jubilation. Under the pretext of avoiding US bombing spilling over from the war in neighbouring ...