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... Good move, they said. One woman said that it couldn't have worked out better, since the US has the best medical treatment of any kind. I just wonder if they would have felt the same had she been in Australia instead, where health care is also first rate and, like the US, immigration and race are issues that keep bubbling up.
I was rather surprised that the guide would be so open and honest, as the US government could strip her of her residency and deport her back ...
... In 1993, fresh elections were held and won by the Royalist, meaning Sihanouk was crowned king for the second time. Where had he been during the Khmer Rouge's rule? When he struck the deal with Pol Pot he was conned, and upon his return to the country was held hostage and prisoner in his Palace, for over three years, unable to do anything about the bloodshed around him.
Next we visited S-21, the codename for the Tuol Sleng prison camp in Phnom Penh. Originally a school, Khmer ...
... the countries population. A nation already in poverty. A nation already victim to blanket bombs from the USA who were at War with Vietnam, but bombed innocent Cambodia to stop supply routes into Vietnam. Some Americans & Australian nationals got trapped in the prisons, tortured & murdered at this time too. No one could escape. Every border was closed. Those who lived, lived in fear they could be next, as there was no logical reason for anyone to be captured & killed. ...
... a shift from Hinduism to Buddhism, and therefore they now only worship Buddha as opposed to a number of gods. This finished our day and since we were done a by early we got dropped off by the river to get some lunch at our favorite coffee shop. No not Starbucks; it was called brown coffee and they had iced coffee just like in Vietnam so we were happy happy. We relaxed for most of the rest of the day and prepared for an early morning boat trip the next ...
... eat your dead skin of your feet) which me and Geoff will try soon. We found a nice place to eat and enjoyed the evening and came to the conclusion that Phnom Penh is much more expensive that Siem Reap. It can cost you $2 for a diet coke in PP but here you can get a cocktail for $1.50! Brilliant so we had a couple of them as it was our ‘’holiday’’ night and then retired back to the hotel where I had a bath under the stars and enjoyed our little pocket of ...
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