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Awakening at my usual hour of 5:45 a.m., I arose and had a tuna sandwich for breakfast. Unconventional, I know, but tasty. And it hit the spot - you know the one that tells you that you've eaten just exactly what it took to fill that empty spot in your stomach. After lolling around for awhile, I lit some dynamite under myself and left the apartment. I walked reluctantly in the humidity to Cambodia Post for stamps. I've been out for at least a month. And I've ...
... that were found at the site. With Nazi like precision the Khmer Rouge would load everyone into trucks blindfolded in the middle of the night and transport them from S21 to the killing fields. A pit would already be dug and the people would be killed, thrown in the pit and the pit covered over by dirt all before first light. As you meander through the site you begin to see bones and pieces of clothing or blindfolds coming ...
... them. This was
why the English schools were suddenly so popular and so massively
important! Sadly even the schools didn't take it seriously, they were
largely just a way to make money and had little interest in the
actual process of education the children.
Getting this across to the
children was very hard. Some of the older children I had taught
previously understood, they were smart enough to know how important
it was going to become but these young ...
... the morning.
The flu was still rampant
and there was little point in me getting my Cvs together to hand out
more around town, I could barely speak and my head was swimming like
I was loaded with cheap Khmer whiskey. In a strange break from the
norm, I actually wasn't.
I quickly scanned through
my books while still at home and came up with a lesson plan that more
or less worked and then cooked some food for the dog. Jason was
rolling around my ...
... had to pass through Phnom Penh (PP), where we would take a bus across the Vietnam border to Ho Chi Minh City. The forecast for PP was about the same, but we decided to dedicate a couple of days to Camodia's capital city, as we had never been there before.
As mentioned in the last entry, we splurged on the $12 VIP minibus for the five hour drive to PP. Inside the bus, everything was ...