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... men from the countryside to be his soldiers, and marched everyone out of the capitals, sending them to the fields to work 12 hour days forced labour. Educated people, former teachers and doctors were forced to work the land, un-knowing of what was going on. Pol Pot had an ideal that his society would go back to agriculture only, and believed in communism. He was a teacher himself, having studied in France so what possessed him to turn on his own people and his Cambodian family we ...
... of the Swedish Hell's Angels, witnessed the famous ping pong shows (made even better by the fact that Beansy was hit by one), got groped by 8 ladyboys in the space of 20 seconds as we left their bar (not pleasant) and were finally reunited with Jstox! Not forgetting walking through a mass protest where the whole of Lumphini Park was closed off by armed rebels! Battambang in Cambodia was our next stop, about a 5 hour cross border journey from Bangkok. We ...
... but I could harp on about Cambodian culture actually Asian culture and the way of life for a good few hours, it really is unbelievably interesting. Me and Jos have found ourselves people watching and being in awe of everything. Women as old as our grandparents squat with ease, flat footed and everything. Try and squat now flat footed, it's so hard, but that's how they do it here, no matter the age. The women definitely work harder than men. More often than not you will see men ...
... up slightly
early with not just the roof but the seats removed so we hopped in
and headed off. We had to take a slight diversion to grab a hat so
the sun didn't burn my skin off in the brutal afternoon heat.
We were the sudden object
of amusement to everyone that saw us. I had never seen a tuc tuc with
the roof off either and we were something of a novelty. People gasped
and pointed as if we were driving around on a giant chicken or a
flying sausage. Perhaps ...
... I could
leave her and go off with someone else a lot easier.
I explained that this was
never my intention and as for marriage, it wasn't something I was
looking for but who knows. It was also not something I'd completely
That cheered her up and I
even made a deal that we would discuss it properly in a year if we
were still together.
We wrapped the evening up
with a few beers at Longlin while she sucked down one of their