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Cherry’s Travel Diary

Monday, 07 May 2007

Location: Siem Reap, Cambodia

MapAm in Cambodia right now and will see the famous Angkor Wat tomorrow. So far the party of two is what's called my 'tour group'.
Crossed Vietnam border on a boat to Cambodia. A 5 hour trip where I get to see the life of the Mekong Delta. Was really good. People just living in boats and fishing, washing clothes, eating, etc.
Staying in nice hotels so far (3 stars all the way).

Seriously did the eeriest thing in my life yesterday. In Cambodia they have the s21 prison camp and killing field from Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge regime. The prison camp was gruesome with photos of the dead and tortured, but seriously nothing like the killing field.
In around 1975-79, Pol Pot eliminated 3 millions of Cambodians (men, women and children) by killing and torturing them. In this particular killing field 17,000 people died and mass graves were dug for them. Until now some of them are still buried but the problem was, if it rains in the area, the bones and clothes of the dead starts rising up to the surface. We went to the killing field and we actually walked ON the bones and the clothes. I felt sick and disrespectful. The government is thinking of shutting the complex down so in future people can still see the mass grave but not walk on them. I think it's a bloody good idea.
was truly the scariest thing I've ever done. Worse than horror movies of any kind. Couldn't sleep last night.