Royal Residence Phnom Penh
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8 am start. With all the breakfasts that I don't get up for I should be well skinny Tuktuk driver tells us not to get our phones out whilst riding about, as the area's notorious for moped riding phone theftings Sun is burning already. He buys us some face masks for the dust and draws the little curtainy things he's got going on in the back of his …
... are strictly forbidden to contest me.
3. Don't be a fool for you are a chap who dare thwart the revolution.
4. You must immediately answer my questions without time to reflect.
5. Don't tell me either about your immoralities or the essence of the revolution.
6. While getting lashes or electrocution you must not cry at all.
7. Do nothing, sit still and wait for my orders. If there is no order, keep quiet. When I ask you to do something you must do it ...
... to appear as we drove further into the city. For example, after passing a string of houses standing on their last leg, the street was illuminated by a huge BMW dealership. This perfectly depicted a concept I would later learn about Cambodian society...that there is a huge gap between the rich and the poor. After about 30 minutes, we arrived at the guesthouse, a tall building with gates open to the street below. I was so jetlagged. I walked in, was shown to my room (on the ...
... and Laos in 1968, just after the January 31st Tet Offensive by the Viet Cong. Bangkok at that time was a recreation center for American soldiers, giving them a time out from the war. A road I traveled in Laos, north of Pakse, had recently been bombed by Viet Cong. However, the war seemed very far removed from the experience of backpackers in Thailand. I am embarrassed to say that I had no strong convictions about the war at that time.
When I returned to Canada ...
... 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.