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... Somewhere in all of this, he had lost the kick start to his moto and the engine wouldn't start. He pushed the tuktuk for 2 blocks where we were finally out of the flooded street. He had a spare kick start under my seat which by moving a lot things we were able to get to. He got it attached, started the engine and we were once again on the move. At last we reached Matthew's street and as promised, he was waiting at the corner in a lime green shirt. His ...
... years old was peddling an adult sized bicycle through the city of Siem Reap. His feet barely touched the pedals when they were in the top position. He would push the pedal down and wait for it to finish its rotation before pushing it down again. But even cuter was the fact that he had his baby sister (she wasn't even a year old) sat in the basket in front and he was cycling her home. It's been noticeable all through my travels in Asia how much the siblings ...
... was pretty dark and made all the worse by the heat and my hangover. Tuol Sleng was called S-21 during it's time as a prison camp and it turned out that there were only 7 survivors out of 30,000 prisoners. We looked round the museum for a good few hours. After returning home there was only one thing on mine and Nic's agenda - haircut. My long hair had been driving me bonkers. We agreed to have a go at the ...
... over-sugared drinks and neglect. But to them, this showed wealth
and was acceptable. To Western eyes, things were seen in a very
Lunch was delicious, fried
tofu with a spicy tomato sauce. She had pork and mushrooms.
After eating too much, I
retired to bed for a few hours to sleep it off and get my head
My head failed to get
together but that probably surprises nobody. Saiem took herself off
to work as she does ...
... people. And that this genocide was allowed to take place for four years before another country intervened is also deeply disturbing to me. But then I think of Central African Republic, Syria, North Korea… What unspeakable crimes are occurring right now in different countries throughout the world? And what are we who live in relative peace and prosperity doing to protect the lives of the disempowered?