The Killing Fields

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A few days in the Capital filled with a morbid trip to Cambodia’s past.

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Kampot and the Bokor Mountains


On our journey from otress we could see the elephant mountains on one side and occasionally spot the sea on the other. This terrain was very impressive as the land was completely flat and then rose suddenly to great heights (1000 m plus) sort of like Ayers Rock in Australia but on a much wider scale.Β  Continue reading “Kampot and the Bokor Mountains”

Kingdom of Wonders

View from our beach

While the Vietnamese border building was a fairly unattractive concrete slob that reminded me of east Germany the Cambodian one was build like a temple with a golden roof and big pillars. However the beauty was limited to the outside as the interior was as plane and as boring as it is in most such establishments. The border was fairly unguarded and attaining the visa stamp was rather simple and not too much of a wait (it did take longer than usual because a big Cambodian general came to visit that day). Continue reading “Kingdom of Wonders”