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Travel Blogs from Phnom Penh
... from S-21 were immediately transferred to the killing fields (between 10,000 and 20,000 prisoners were killed over 4 years from S-21 alone). Having been to two concentration camps in Germay, that is the closest experience I can relate S-21 too. The entire place is a monument to the horrors inflicted on prisoners by the Khmer Rouge, and includes several fairly graphic photos.
Our final stop was the aforementioned Cheung Ek killing fields. ...
... we drove back to the city and went to the “Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Cambodia” for dinner. This bar and restaurant was the hangout for journalists for the past several decades, and is now frequented by Cambodian style yuppies, expats and tourists. For us it was a comfortable sanctuary from the thoughts of genocide that will leave this nation and this people emotionally scarred for decades to come.
The following day, April 3rd, we flew ...
... nothing economically interesting to be obtained in the country. Whichh leads to another question, did mankind really learn anything from the past? Seems not, because genocides are happening again and again and the world just watched.
Ok, enough of that… Despite the sad history or maybe even due to that history, I enjoyed my one week in Phnom Penh. Its amazing to see how life embracing and friendly Cambodians are despite their history.
... ridden overland 15000km and
was full of silly stories and exuberance and that was fuelling me to
do something very silly. As the clock struck midnight on the new
year, I proposed, handing her a diamond ring. She giggled and said
that now we could have a baby.
What? This was something
that had never been mentioned before. I wasn't a kid, I was a grown
man who never wanted children and considered myself too old. Not too
old to have children but too old to be a ...
... see if
the paint shop also painted things and could do the bodywork. Like
the frame, Steve only wanted it gloss black which was nice and
simple. They could indeed and the price was competitive, extremely
cheap, in fact by western standards. Considering the guy was decent
and seemed to be the only one in town who didn't simply spray out in
the open we decided to go with him.
We headed out for some
lunch first at our local cafe. Jason was ...