Voi Meas Hotel
Travel Blogs from Phnom Penh
... so it will leave you with a pretty distraught feeling. Out of 17000 there were 7 survivors and you get to read their stories from the time in there and it's so unreal to think that it all happened not so long ago. The Vietnamese liberated them all in 1979 and it's from this date Cambodia started to get back on its feet. It was very interesting I must say but very sad. The hotel we stayed in for 3 nights in Phnom Penh was the worst ...
... Emerald Buddha resides and another life size Buddha encrusted with diamonds. The gardens were lovely filled with tropical flowers and plants. there is even a model of Angkor Wat here. Next we were to visit the infamous S-21 detention centre; Tuol Sleng. It was here political prisoners of Pol Pot were imprisoned and tortured before being sent to the Killing Fields. It was a particularly harrowing place having been originally a school before being turned into a prison. Barbed ...
... destroyed. Pol Pot and his comrades convinced the poorer, rural people that their hardships were a direct result of greedy, rich city folk. Young men and boys were brainwashed to follow orders and believed they were working to bring their country back to how it should be. Pol Pot spoke about how he admired rural workers and that the simple life was a more noble life - everyone else had been poisened by Western ideas. Professionals were killed, teachers were executed, which ...
... up on me and moved on to him.
threw on some clothes while the dogs ran around excitedly, Bebe
growling her dominance while Jason rolled around with his tongue
hanging out. In the end, Bebe went a little too far and Steve gave
her a worryingly hard slap that literally knocked the **** out of
her. I was a little surprised he had it in him. Steve was changing,
the laid back guy seemed to have left town to be replaced with
someone who seemed to not quite ...
... a Mexican and some drinks. The following day we did a tour of the smaller temples - Bayon, Ta Prohm, Ta Keo etc. I could explain them but it's much easier to just take a look at the photos. My favourite was Bayon, the one with all the faces. Walking around the temples was like a life test. How many steps can you walk up and down and across in 34 degree heat with no breeze before all the temples start to look the same? Not many! During our last few weeks in Thailand Christie kept ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet