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Travel Blogs from Phnom Penh
... because the pain and horror this place saw is beyond imagining. I came away glad to leave, but glad I went if that makes sense...
Then today as I mentioned earlier, I visited the 'killing fields', this is where people detained at S-21 were usually taken to be systematically executed. For anyone whos not familiar with the genocide that happened here I'll fill you in a little. During the 1970s there was a civil war, and as soon as it ended in 1975 a ...
... lady saunter into a stream of motor bikes and buses pushing a trolley of food without a care in the world and no-one seems to mind. They just don't do road rage here!
We took it easy on Sunday, visited a Wat and strolled along the riverside, getting a flavour of Cambodia and basically lazing about! We had arranged for our tuk-tuk driver to pick us up at 9 am on Monday to visit the killing fields site ...
... chin and recovered easily. The BMW was good but she wouldn't have
liked that, the ABS would have grumbled and I would have had to check
the cast swingarm and soft wheel-rims. I like the fact that the Honda
was just a get-on-and-ride-it machine with no complications and no
Saiem had taken the
opportunity to get some sleep, I just worked through and was feeling
the strain. My stomach also was not right but that was hardly a new
... Jason for some good middle of the night research) it overlooked the river and had breakfast included which is always good as it means you have to be up at a reasonable hour. Upon arriving in Cambodia my first thoughts were how the hell does anyone know what's happening on these roads. They supposedly drive on the right but there are cars, tuk tuks, scooters and bikes literally driving where ever they want, cutting across whenever they feel like it. The roads were packed and ...
... and was throwing money around
to cause trouble. It had worked in Thailand and had ended up getting
some really bad people back in power and it was starting to work in
What the rioting workers
failed to realise, in true Cambodian style was that they simply
weren't worth a pay rise. There were no proper roads, the main routes
into the capital being largely unmade sand tracks. There was no
railway and the rivers had sketchy access. ...