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... We've actually had a very enjoyable day here and are later out for a typically Cambodian meal of fish amok at a restaurant in the city. It is incredible that only 40 years after the Khmer Rouge emptied Phnom Penh and killed so many people, the city and its people have created the thriving and dynamic place we see today. And everyone has been so friendly, with none of the hassle seen in, say, India. We have had a good introduction to ...
Today was a day of travelling - a full day! We set off early morning from siem reap (bidding another farewell to karum) at 730 am off to ho chi through phnem penh (the capital of Cambodia). The first bus was quite empty and actually really comfortable. We had breakfast (rice and veggies again, but this time I got cashew nuts also woo). Then we didn't really eat till ho chi (locals call it Saigon). Our second bus was much more crowded and not ...
... to the most infamous killing field at Cheoung Ek. It is now a peace museum.
Among the last display of torture instruments, documents and photos, is a display of some of the clothing found in the cells. Pinned to the wall is a tiny blouse made of lavander silky yarn worn by a baby girl who died in the prison. They have salvaged the love in the stitching and the joy in the wearing of the garment; an example of the brutality and an affirmation of the humanity of the people who passed through these ...
... it, keep records of the actions they undertook? Two of the survivors were at the prison grounds today. It is seriously, just a former high school ion a normal street in a crowded Phnom Penh urban neighborhood It is unimaginable. But it is real. These two men are alive today because they are meant to be alive. One was a machinist and could fix the sewing machines they made the women work on. And, the other was a painter. He ...
... upsetting part was seeing the killing tree, whereby children and babies were battered against it until death. Scary that these people killed there own. As many was 1 in 4 Cambodians were tortured and killed during this regime. Walking around rags and bones emerge from the ground, as the rain brings fresh evidence of the brutality.
Following this, we went to S-21 which was a prison built on a school ground. ...