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Nach einer durchzechten Nacht stand heute die 9 stündige Fahrt ins Kapitol Kambodschas an. Wir reisten mit dem öffentlicheb Mekong Express welcher ein wenig eng war, aber für unsere Bedürfnisse (schlafen) völlig ausreichend war. Nach Bezug unseres Hotels im Rotlichtviertel machten wir noch eine kleine Erkundungstour durch die Stadt.
... found our way out into the busier end of the market - where the locals come to buy their produce for their restaurants, and presumably for home. This area is a hubbub of noise and alien-looking foods. Fish flap hopelessly in buckets of water that barely covers them, fruit I've never seen looks both exotic and somewhat scary and parts of animals you'd never wish to see are being prepared to be eaten. After the market we went in search of the nearby shopping ...
Arriving back in Phnom Penh we had a much needed nap before going to our new favourite Skybar on the 11th floor of a hotel. Sat there with 2 for 1 cocktails in hand we were enjoying the scenery when the peace was rudely interrupted by another druggy who decided he wanted to chat to us. His face was bruised and bloodied which didn't instill us with confidence he was someone we'd want to speak to. Anyways ...
... understanding of the legacy the American bombings had left across the whole country, and the role of Vietnam preceding the Khmer Rouge years.
These are easy facts to pick up from books, the Internet and films. Visiting the site of such horrendous atrocities and listening to our guide, a gently spoken lady with lovely english, who gave us her own tragic history of what the Khmer Rouge did to her family, was not at all easy.