S21: dark place, sad day

Our second day in Phnom Penh was spent at S21, also known as the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, once a high school that became one of hundreds of torture and death centres operated by the Khmer Rouge. More than two million Cambodians perished by their hand. Supported by Mao, the Khmer Rouge seized power in … Continue reading S21: dark place, sad day

Phnom Penh: food, palace, pagoda

After a three hour bus ride from the Vietnam border along a highway festooned with signs supporting the shamefully corrupt Cambodian People's Party, we arrived in Phnom Penh. Our expected transportation did not meet us as expected but a call to the hotel set that right. We were soon in a tuk-tuk and on our … Continue reading Phnom Penh: food, palace, pagoda