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Day 72-74: Phenom Phen, Cambodia

sunny 37 °C

Here for a good time, not a long time. We've thoroughly enjoyed our week in Cambodia, first arriving at the country's capital Phenom Phen where we spent a few days touring the city. Then a few days at Siem Riep. Our drive from Saigon to Phenom Phen was really pleasant, the country side ranged from lush areas of tropical palms to stretches of dessert land. The homes also ranged drastically in price from gorgeous colonial style achitecture to scrapes of metal and wood. Cows graising the fields and children playing happily along the side of the road. It was a bit of a bumpy ride but more or less the whole road was paved which surprised me.

We spent some time at the S-21 prison which is now made into a museum. Words can't describe the horribly tragic events that occured killing thousands of people during the Khmer Rouge Regime, but we thought it was an important part of their culture, learning their story, since it happened only 30 years prior.

We enjoyed our time walking the streets, looking through markets and eating at our favorite resturant "Oh My Buddha." They had this chicken vegetable curry that we ate for every single meal we had in that town it was so amazing. The dish itself was simple but the flavours exploded in your mouth, with just enough spice to remind you you're still in South East Asia!

Posted by thai 2011 07:28 Archived in Cambodia

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