Tag Archives: Phnom Penh

The Killing Fields : Choeung Ek

Before leaving Cambodia for Vietnam, we stayed one more night in Phnom Penh as we still yet to take in the Genocide Memorial Centre, some 17km outside of the city. Choeung Ek is popularly referred to as “The Killing Fields” … Continue reading

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The end is in sight : Phnom Penh

Our second swing by of Phnom Penh, and we are this time on our backpacker budget staying in a £8 a night room, as opposed to our Christmas treat accommodation which weighed in at over three times this rate. I find … Continue reading

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My Christmas Lunch : Sofitel, Phnom Penh

With our budget out of the window for the festive season, we were all set upon treating ourselves to a free-flow champagne brunch at the Sofitel, Phnom Penh. The entertainment was to consist of a jazz trio and a clown … Continue reading

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The silence of S-21: Tuol Sleng

Having met Miss Marsh and her female friend “The G’ster” in Phnom Penh, it was with much foreboding that I suggested we spend a traditional Christmas Eve by way of visiting a genocide museum. Given that both the 0.5 and … Continue reading

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Sun, sea, and snakes : Sihanoukville

In great contrast to the functional border town that is Koh Kong, our next stop of Sihanoukville and its surrounding beaches can be regarded as firmly established on the tourist route. With its solid, multi-level structures constructed of man-made material, … Continue reading

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