The Winking Frog
Travel Blogs from Phnom Penh
... customer and then take his back for
proper fixing. Sounds complicated? That was the easy way.
I started work on the KLE.
I pulled off the radiator
which was full of luminous green slime, presumably anti-freeze. A
sure sign the bike had not been used much in Cambodia. A little
detective work showed it was Japanese and a recent import to the
The local kids gathered
around to watch as I slowly pulled the bike apart. I ...
... do this - places that most air travellers are not going to try and stay in illegally. This happens everywhere and someone really needs to explain it to me.
Our gal accepts my visa explanation but says the aitline could be fined and she could get blacklisted if we arrive with no onward ticket. But she seems sympathetic and asks her manager. The manager barely lifts her head and says send them. Either she doesn't care or is already blacklisted. No matter. Two ...
... to be away
from his mother and not far from death. We took him to the vet and he
confirmed he had only days left to live. The vet, to his credit was
angry at us for letting him get this bad until we explained we'd just
got him and were trying to save him. He was suffering with
malnutrition and was infested with lice. We looked after him very
closely, every morning half-expecting to find the sorry little bundle
of fur dead on the floor. I would use ...
... We finished our tour of this sad place by going to the "temple" that was built to hold all the bones that have been excavated. I think I read there are seventeen floors. Leaving the property, I remarked to Don that I felt like I was leaving a funeral...and he said, yes, but a funeral for thousands of people. The next part of our day involved us going for lunch. I didn't actually think I could eat, but I was able to enjoy my lunch. The restaurant Vaughn chose for us ...
... people by the truckload to the killing fields. This man freely admits to having witnessed all sorts of atrocities in his capacity as driver, confirming them in interviews on international television, but claims to have only ever killed one person. Our guide told us that the man on the left, the survivor of S-21, smiles in the image only because the one thing he wants more than revenge is peace for his country. He smiles, our guide said, but inside he is burning.