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... Phnom Penh, visiting the riverside, different markets and the main tourist focus, the killing fields memorial and the s21 prison. At the killing field genocide memorial museum we paid for the audio tour, it spoke while you walked through the grounds about how the Khmer Rouge took all the Cambodians to the fields to be murdered from 1975-1979. It had thousands of skulls on show, dozens of graves ...
... it was dark too because it was all lit up which was nice to see. Also there is Costa here so went for a muffin! :) Today our first stop was he Genocide Museum. Very sad. It was first a school before the Khmer Rouge took it over as a prison/ torture camp. A lot of the rooms had been pretty much left. In some rooms there were the tiny cells, some the beds which they got tortured on, barb wire was still on the stop floor. Some ...
... lost in the place, and came out at the wrong exit. That's what happens when you follow Susie. We had to go back through it to get to the right exit. We said goodbye to German girl, then went to one last temple and a lake, which I don't really remember either. Considering the amount of people that visit the place, and the cost of the ticket, every single bit of restoration we saw being done was sponsored by one country or another. I wonder where the money from the tickets goes? ...
... When the site was excavated in the 1980s there were too many bones to collect them all: Only skulls, arm and leg bones were removed.
The skulls clearly show how the victims were killed with garden tools, hoes, axes, iron bars, knives. When Choeung Ek was abandoned the tools and most of the building materials were scavenged by local people trying to re-build a life.
Some prisoners had their throats slit with the razor-tooth edges of a banana plant stalks.
... sun and not do a lot for the day. We had some chicken satay skewers as a late lunch which were pretty nice then the tuk tuk picked us up at 5pm and we went back to the hostel. Some people went for a massage and the rest stayed in the hostel then we went for dinner in the hostel restaurant!
Total Budget - $33.70!
Hotel - $7.70
Pool - $7
Tuk Tuk - $4
Lunch and Dinner - $15
Day 93 - 1st July
2:30am in come the lads and ...