Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Cambodia - Phnom Penh

We spent the first 4 nights in Phnom Penh, we had met a couple on the tour, Lindsay (from NY) and Rob (from Wales) they had met travelling. Spent the first day doing a city tour on a Tuk Tuk - checked out all of the markets and a couple of temples. Second day was spent at S21 School and the Killing Fields - they were both horrific and still seriously raw - the school had blood stained walls and horrible vibe to the whole place. The killing fields had items of clothing and bones still coming out of the ground as they have only dug up half of the graves. Such a depressing afternoon!
Killing Fields

On the same day we also took the opportunity to shoot some guns.. good fun - it was over and done with quickly but still something we will never have the chance to do again! Rory didn't have much trouble with the gun but Mel needed some assistance from the Cambodian assistant to keep shoulder down - lets just say they wouldn't let us near those guns at home!

We spent another day checking out the riverside and eating and drinking cheap beers and caught up with our new made friends a couple of times before deciding it was time to move on! Phnom Penh was an experience and constantly growing but the constant "you wannn tuktuk mister" and "marraawanna" (Marijuana) got pretty tiring!!

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