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... of Buddha weighing 90 kilos and studded with several hundred diamonds. I'm only partly joking when I say Cambodia could double its GDP simply by selling the contents of the Silver Pagoda.
Our next stop was a Buddhist monastery, where we saw the monks eating their "brunch". I put that in quotes because it is the only meal the monks have ever day, eaten at 11, as Buddhist monks aren't allowed to eat after noon. We also heard the monks chant ...
... Many died in chains, victims of crude instruments of torture. Like the Nazis thirty years earlier, the Khmer Rouge took great pains to document their procedures and blown-up photographs of the victims, taken by the executioners (many of whom were young children), are hung above the beds in these cells.
The second site was the “Killing Fields” of Choeung Ek, one of the extermination/work camps just outside of Phnom Penh. From the security prisons, men, women and ...
I quite liked Phnom Penh, thats why I also stayed a bit longer than intended. Its a pretty relaxed city with nice rooftop cafes and bars. Its charm is the mixture of a south east asian medium sized capital with european influence (due to the french). Besides exploring the city on foot and by tuk tuk, I went to the two main historic sites. The S21 museum and the Killing Fields. Probably the most sad and depressing moments of my entire trip. To ...
Let me tell you a tale,
the missing part of the story that connects the pieces of my life
together into an amusing guide of how not to live your life.
My girlfriend arrived back
in Thailand on New Year's eve. I had been waiting since I arrived as
I had anticipated our trip to be slower than it eventually was. She
flew in to Bangkok and I had been staying in Pattaya. I knew a few
people there so it was more fun and literally half the price to ...
... the way to 51 and
then picking up noodles from the calmette cafe, she just got some
similar things locally.
The difference was chalk
and cheese. It was like a child's drawing of the Mona Lisa, the sauce
was sloppy, the noddles not properly cooked or fried, the vegetables
all out of balance and tasting rough. She took pause herself and
commented that it wasn't quite like 51.
Like so many things in
Cambodia, it was just enough to get by and nothing more.