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Day 3 started to the sound of rain, and several heavy showers fell until mid morning. But the reprieve was brief and the relatively cool air turned to oppressive heat as the humidity rose when the sun came out. But by then we had already taken in some of Phnom Penh's sights with a running commentary from our tuk tuk driver Neil. We had flagged the sandwiches our little hotel offered for breakfast in favour of noodles from a local cafe where they had to scramble around to find a ...
... into a place of pure evil. As if this wasn't enough for one day we moved on to Tuol Sleng, or S21 the infamous school turned into the Khmer Rouge's largest interrogation and extermination centre. The Khmer Rouge apparently photographed every new arrival, and the photos are displayed throughout the museum. So much can be read in the eyes- defiance, fear, sadness, and sometime complete blankness. There are stories from some of ...
Saturday 19th September Arriving in Singapore: Melbourne people – 12:15am (got to transit lounge to sleep / eat) Brisbane People: 5:55am All travel to Phnom Penh together 7:45am – 8:40am Pick up from the airport by hotel bus Got to hotel to put in luggage Team briefing at hotel - Final instructions from Team leader - Reminder ...
... guide and learning about the Pol Pot, Khmer Rouge regime. We saw the mass graves where we saw many bones, teeth and clothes which continue to work their way to the surface of the graves and the horrible 'killing tree' which was used as a 'bashing post' to kill the babies.
Neither of us knew much about this regime before today and were horrified at many of the things we saw at the killing fields. Most of the buildings/tools etc no longer exist as the local ...
... back to the hostel and I got a dominos with tom and Mark! Then I went for a massage with Sophie and tom. After we'd all got changed we ate at the hostel as the food was good and then went back to our dorm to pack and have a chilled night as we were getting a minivan to Sihanoukville in the morning!
Total Budget - $43.70!
Hotel - $7.70
Breakfast - $7.50
Tuk Tuk - $10
Cheoung Ek Genocide Museum - $5
S-21 - $3
Pizza - $3
Dinner - $7.50