On The Road Again
Trip Start Jan 03, 2012
163Trip End May 02, 2013
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In order to travel these roads to visit distant relatives or go on vacation, Cambodians need papers signed by the government to avoid being jailed. Also, the Phnom Penh Post tells tales of 'development' wiping out homes and relocating families. One young HIV-positive girl was sent to a province where she could no longer access antiretroviral medications and developed symptoms soon after the move. Lucky for her she had an aunt in the city who was willing to take her in
Back home before our journey began, Jason spent a month making a playlist from his music collection and all that work is now paying off. With my top 1,511 songs playing alphabetically, I hit the letter C today. Highlights included 'Can't Get Started' by Handsome Furs and 'Capumcap' by Nightmares on Wax.
Sylvia has rekindled her passion for finding and consuming the best desserts a place has to offer. From 1,000 riel (25 cent) street-side pancakes to (Lucky) supermarket ice cream and luxe treats from The Blue Pumpkin, there is always something close by to satisfy her sweet tooth.
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Tomorrow we visit two sites that serve as chilling reminders of the hell Cambodia went through at the hands of the Khmer Rouge in the 1970s, namely Tuol Sleng (S-21) Prison and Choeung Ek Killing Field.