Travel Blogs from Phnom Penh
Today we attended one of the main historical sites in Phnom Penh: the killing fields of Choeung Ek. I had been looking forward to visiting this area; however, I had been told by many that it is a very shocking and sobering experience, for obvious reasons. From 1975 to 1979, Pol Pot and his Khmer Rouge army forced all Cambodians to leave the cities and live in the countryside together, farming and growing rice under forced labour. They aimed to turn Cambodia into an extreme ...
... children are not tourist attractions', and it was accompanied by a photo of several children in a glass display cabinet with tourists taking photos of them on their cameras and i-pads. It kind of sums up how I felt about taking pictures of those who had died here, although other people were snapping away. I can't imagine getting back home and boring everyone with hundreds of our photos and then getting to images of pain and death. Although writing this several ...
... people shouting "lady lady tuk tuk?" at us wherever we
Ten rambutans bought for bus snacks tomorrow.
We've loved Cambodia and its very friendly people but excited to see Ho Chi
Minh City (Saigon) tomorrow.
Ps. To our lovely notts grandparents - look what we found (see
... and the bar and ticket counter. Beside the bar there was a table set in the corner with book shelves and two wicker lounging areas. It gives the feel of a man cave. The door to the movie room is ten feet from the entry door on the same wall. Small operation runs three movies a day every two hours starting at 4:30. On this day they were playing a Mathew McConoughey and Reese Witherspoon Indie flick, Mud, followed by an English/Indian ...
... they emptied Phnom Penh of its people in a period of just three days. This "evacuation" and the events following it were the theme of the 1984 film The Killing Fields. A western-run cinema in the city (The Flicks) was showing this film by pure chance and we took this opportunity to learn more about what had happened from the true story of an American journalist and his Cambodian colleague. Highly recommended viewing, especially when the rest of the city is shut ...
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