One thing you notice after spending just a week in Cambodia is just how few old people there are. There seems to be a missing generation and the awful truth is that there is. The brutal Khmer Rouge regime reigned terror on the people of this wonderful country for 4 years between 1975 and 1979, killing over a million people either by murder or through the starvation, disease and chaos that often follows such an abhorrent regime. It’s a sad story. But it’s a story more people should know. And it’s the story of why Emily and I visited Phnom Penh.
Skulls of the dead at the Killing Fields – a macabre sight
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In Bangkok Liam and I managed to get a great deal on a bus journey into Siem Reap. Everything ran really smoothly up until the border where we were told by the new driver that we’d have to pay him $47 for our visa. Luckily, we both did our research beforehand and knew the visa at the border was $30. So we ignored their “advice” (despite the rest of our group staying behind) and went through the border without a problem. Avoiding a scam and saving nearly $40 by doing so was a solid start to our time in Cambodia! Once we made it to Siem Reap we had an early nights sleep, feeling ready and jazzed to go out and see one of the most picturesque sunrises out there. That is, until the rain started…
Our journey into Siem Reap was an eventful one!
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