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A Visit to the Killing Fields Near Phnom Penh, Cambodia

A Visit to the Killing Fields Near Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Sadly this was not the only site, but the most active.  A few kilometers south of the city of Phnom Penh lay the killing fields of Choeung Ek.   The numbers are disputed but by time the Vietnamese invaded, between one and a half and three million people had been killed, one in five Cambodians.  They...
January 22nd, 2011 | Cambodia, Feature, Travelogue | Read More

Koh Mak to Siem Reap

Koh Mak to Siem Reap
After spending an evening strolling the market streets of Bangkok, people watching, and eating “vacation food” over a couple of cocktails, we decided to arrange to a private taxi to pick us up at the un-vacation-like hour of 4am to drive us about 350km south to a small city called Trat on the gulf...
January 22nd, 2011 | Cambodia, Feature, Travelogue | Read More

Hell: Code Name S-21 (Tuol Sleng)

Hell: Code Name S-21 (Tuol Sleng)
I haven’t come across many people who know the history of this former high school.  It was used as a prison during the Khmer Rouge reign between 1976 and 1979.  This was a place of intense interrogation, torture, starvation, and mass executions.  This was a place where members of society were forced...
January 16th, 2011 | Cambodia, Feature, Travelogue | Read More
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