Princess Hotel Phnom Penh
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- Continental Breakfast
- High-speed internet in room
- Smoking rooms available
- Concierge desk
- Non-smoking rooms
- Free parking
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... to the killing fields
As the genocide happened only 40 years ago the prison was still raw. When we entered blocks you could still see the blood stains on the floor and walls. The stories that were told of torture made me want to be sick. Throughout the whole day I managed to keep it together till we meet two people who survived the prison and now work in prison that has since been turned into a museum.
One man was a mechanic, fixing generators and ...
... expat, so it was obviously going to be good! We went back to the hotel after that, feeling too stuffed to do much else. The next morning we took advantage of the free drink on offer again, then met up with our tuk tuk driver for the day, who was going to take us to the Temples of Angkor! His name was Sunny (or Sonny I'm not sure which) and he was pretty great. The tuk tuks in Siem Reap (not sure about the rest of Cambodia yet!) are magnificent. An armchair on wheels. Well, ...
Cambodia is still hurting.
Cambodians over the age of 45 were either teenagers or adults during the horrors of the Pol Pot genocide. The current state, The Kingdom of Cambodia, has only been internationally recognized for 25 years.
Pol Pot not only terrorized Cambodia in living memory, the legacy and memories are very much still alive today.
The old man who was in his teens in the 1970s, sitting at a neighboring table in a Phnom Penh restaurant, ...
... soaked. He is not deterred, however, and he proceeds to roll down the plastic coverings to try to keep us at least partially dry on the trip home. The trip home is slightly harrowing as the water on the street corners is now at least a foot deep. Thankfully we have only a few corners to navigate and we arrive home without Erin's furry friend and only slightly worst for the wear. Arrived in Kampot today after a 3 hour ride on a minibus. Aside from the constant ...
... jungle. Many of them in the country. This was simply one. This is certainly one of the most important days I have lived on this earth. It is certainly one of the reasons we are in Phnom Penh. I am glad we came. I am glad we saw this. The only thing Erin and I have done that compares to this experience is our visit to the Holocaust museums in LA and in DC. The magnitude of the horror is off the charts. It's something that ...