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Sihanoukville, Cambodia

sunny 33 °C

We've finally been swimming in the sea :)

Got to Sihanoukville a couple of days ago, it's a beach in the south of Cambodia and really quiet. With white sand and warm water we're thinking we could stay here forever.
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Since we left Vietnam about a week ago we've been in Phnom Penh the capital of Cambodia. We visited the killing fields and S-21 where millions of Cambodians were detained, tortured and then killed because they were teachers, doctors, artists or just different by the Kymer Rouge who were ruling Cambodia then. S-21 is where they were kept until they were taken to be killed, everyone had their photo taken when they arrived and a lot of these photos are on display, you can see the real fear in many of their eyes. The killing fields was equally horrific as well, about 3 million people are buried here in mass graves, only some of them have been excavated and you can still see the clothes and bones coming to the surface. It's hard to believe this happened only just over 30 years ago and no-one was able to stop the genocide.
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Visited Wat Phnom Temple at sunset one evening, complete with lots of monkeys as temples always are, which Jay loves and I think that they're cute but they do scare me a lot!
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And a few more photos from around Phnom Penh:
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The border crossing to Cambodia was the easiest yet and the first that Jay hasn't been taken for some further investigation, but they barely looked at us, took some money for a visa, stamped our passports and then took our temperatures... they do that throughout Asia and I think if your temperature is too high they'll quarantine you...

Had a Dr. Fish treatment in Phnom Penh and it was brilliant, yo put your feel in a big pool of fish and they nibble at your feet leaving them lovely and smooth. It was a bit weird to start with, but my feet are much nicer now and all for $3 with a beer!
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Posted by katcharles 02:28 Archived in Cambodia Tagged cambodia sihanoukville phnom penh Comments (1)

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