Phnom Penh Hotel
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... And for a good reason! Someone told me yesterday if you want to know where the KR have gone, just lift up your head and see who is occupying the big jobs in the government. .. It is the old KR and they refuse to pursue their old collegues. So nothing is settled. As for the Church, the Cambodian Catholics have a tendency to compare themselves to the Vietnamese Catholic Churc and they are discouraged., the Cambodian Catholic Church is a Church living again out of its ashes. The ...
... Penh and the war was over.
And so began the rule of the Khmer Rouge. Their leader Paul Pot (a lover of Chinese Communism) wanted Cambodia to become a perfect Utopian society and once in contol, he ordered that all the towns and cities be evacuated and that everyone should work in farms and other forced labour camps. Anyone who was seen as a threat (anyone with an education effectively) to this new regime was arrested, tortured and executed. The Khmer Rouge were ...
... tour of South East Asia, they were also headed to Cambodia. What a small world!! The boisterous man was a retired RCMP cop!! ( Lise exclaimed: I knew it!! You remind me of my Dad and uncle!!!) the 5 of us ended up having a great time on the boat, talking and laughing all the way to Cambodia!! It was really nice to talk to travelers from our small part of the world...for the first time, home didn't seem ...
... were naked and considered to have been raped. The grave was next to a tree where the Khmer Rouge soldiers would swing the children by the legs bashing their heads against the tree. Their bodies were often cradled by the women corpses. They showed a film of the photos taken during that time which means the soldiers were documenting their crimes. It was really hard to believe that all of this occurred in the mid to late 70s. Then we moved on to an ...
... to give fingerprints and have a strange piece of apparatus(that I assume was a thermometer) pointed at my face. Once in Phnom Penh we headed straight to the hostel, which was perfectly located for a quick walk to our first stop the Royal Palace. The palace was very impressive and was definitely a pleasant surprise after so many people I'd met had slated Phnom Penh. The stand out site was the Emerald Buddha temple also known as the silver pagoda because of ...