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... educated people and also senior Khmer Rouge military who were not performing as expected. They were tortured and then sent out of town to the killing fields. Our next visit was to one of the many killing fields that were located throughout Cambodia. This one had a memorial. More should probably be done at this site as it was difficult to avoid stepping on bones that had made their way to the surface of ...
... Cambodia, to southern Vietnam. Unfortunately photography was not allowed in the museum. We got the tuk tuk driver to take us back to the hotel as we where very dusty and hot and all museumed out. We showered and found a Vietnamese restaurant just up the road and had some dinner and from here we had a wander and found a coffee shop that had a live band so we stayed for an hour or so and headed back in the rain but had luckily picked up ...
... that all this happened during our lifetime and most people don't even know about it. The prison is now a museum and there is a very educational audio tour provided at the killing fields. We had read a bit about what happened before we went on the tour but learned so much more from visiting the two sites. It's tough to see and think about, but I'm glad we went.
That night we decided to ...
... the Golden Street Area, which I am so glad we did as it is full of lovely quirky cafés and restaurants. We found a cute little hotel called Amber House and it was our first room to also come fitted with a kitchen! It had already been a vey long day and both of us were glad we didn't have to face the extra 7 hour bus trip, so we just chilled out for the rest of the afternoon, explored the new sights and sounds of Phnom Penh and then called it a day. The next morning we ...
Day 208 Today I went with my first graders to their swimming class. Every one of them at some point asked if I was going to actually swim with them. So I told them that when they switch to afternoon swimming in May, I will bring my swimsuit and swim with them. They all wanted to show me what they can do - how well they swim, haw far they can jump, how fast they can swim, how much fun it is to be at the pool. Their fun was ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCentral Mansions Phnom Penh
My recent stay at Colonial Mansions was to say the least extremely disappointing. I have in the past been a long stay guest and for the most part very happy. Having stayed there I do know the layout of the property and surrounding environment. There is major construction in the immediate vicinity; hence I requested a room away from the construction area!
This was confirmed in writing along with the rate.
Upon my arrival there was no record of my booking, the rate or my request!
After a lengthy wait at reception I was escorted to quite possibly the noisiest room in the property. Being the middle of the day I was not overly concerned, but what a big mistake this was!
To my surprise the adjacent construction was a 24-hour operation and an unbelievably noisy one at that. Apart from the relentless noise the windows did not close properly and allowed the noise to penetrate very easily.
This was possibly the worst nights sleep (or lack of it) I have ever had.
I have brought this to the managements attention and have ignored me completely! Their silence is as deafening as the nearby construction noise and is completely unacceptable.
This construction will be ongoing for several years, in my opinion this property should be closed while the construction is ongoing, it really is unbearable. I will never stay there again.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.