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So Right it’s Koh Rong

So Right it’s Koh Rong

A 5 hour bus ride from Phnom Penh lies Sihanoukville.  Hot on the backpacker trail, this place is a future Patong beach; its islands – one of which I stayed at – are a future Koh Samui and Phangnan. It was not as pretty as I expected, I didn’t even take a photo there.  The … Continue reading

War

War

I’ve never known much about war.  I’ve learnt a lot about some of the wars in the world in the last 3 months.  The Vietnam War, the Cambodian Civil War, and the “Secret” War in Laos. I don’t understand it.  I don’t understand how people can be so murderous cold blooded killers.  How can one … Continue reading

Phnom Penh – Killing Fields and the S21.

Phnom Penh – Killing Fields and the S21.

1975-1979. Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge Maoist party of Cambodia brutally murdered approximately 2 million Cambodians in an effort to enforce socialism and reinvent Cambodia.  Civilians where forced to work in communal farms, survive on minimal rations, and anyone who was seen to be a threat to their concept were imprisoned, and eventually bludgeoned … Continue reading

Read a bit more about Vann Nath and the Cambodian Civil War in this informative blog post by kookyniecourier.com