Princess Hotel Phnom Penh
Travel Blogs from Phnom Penh
... blessing (similar to the chanting we saw in Luang Prabang), which we were included in (the blessing) because the tour agency had provided us with a gift to the monks. We also learned not only about Buddhism, but also the role of Buddhist monks in Cambodian society. As far as I can tell, monks are the primary social safety net of the country, simultaneously acting as homeless shelters, soup kitchens, and aid societies, albeit on a small scale for ...
... taken to work in fields digging irrigation ditches for the rice paddies. Thousands were killed at these sites and buried in mass graves. To save bullets, the Khmer Rouge beat their prisoners to death. At Choeung Ik, they have exhumed 43 of the 129 mass graves, and corpses have been used to construct a pyramid of 8000 skulls as a memorial to the atrocities of the Killing Fields. They are preserved behind glass within a large Stupa, a sign that Buddhism has regained its place in ...
... mankind is possible to do puts on question if we are really an intelligent species or just the scum on the planet we call earth. What depresses me the most in such sites is the fact that no matter how insane the main responsible persons are, there is always and everywhere in the world enough people execute their mentally sick ideas. The most sad moment was next to a tree on Killing Fields, where they killed babies of „convicted ...
... to live in the short term.
I met a guy who was
travelling halfway around the world on a tiny bike, he was English so
we hung out and became friends. He was more obsessive about his bike
than I was about mine which was unusual and a little unsettling. On
New Years Eve he texted to let me know he was returning to Pattaya
after heading off to continue his tour. His reason for doing so was
that he had fallen for a girl he'd met and needed to find her and
Saturday meant a welcome
sleep in without worrying about work or anything else. I had only one
bike to fix and not much else to do.
We woke up and got out of
bed lazily. It was getting hot, I was ill and sweating buckets but
even to me it felt like the weather was getting hotter.
I had one slight problem.
I had a quick look over the parts cluttering up my house and noticed
the side-stand for the KLE. The frame and other parts were already ...