Khmer Rouge

Submitted by derms on Fri, 31/12/2004 - 2:33pm.

So many people we met in Cambodia had relatives that were killed by the Khmer Rouge. They slaughtered 2 million people all up. One of our tour guides grandfather was killed by the Khmer Rouge. One of our boat drivers entire family was slaughtered. He was only a baby and his family gave him to the neighbours before they were taken away. One of our motorbike drivers told us his wife and children were murdered in Phnom Penh. He moved to Battambang because being in Phnom Penh reminded him too much of his family.

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Cambodia - Days 9 to 14

Submitted by derms on Fri, 31/12/2004 - 11:53am.

Day 9 - Kirirom National Park: We headed off early on our journey to Kirirom National Park. Our tour guide and driver was an ex-Khmer Rouge Chief. He was forced into the Khmer Rouge army when he was 15 or 16 and would be showing us part of the Junge/Forrest where he use to fight. He was actually a really nice guy.

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Cambodia - Days 5 to 8

Submitted by derms on Thu, 30/12/2004 - 11:03am.

Day 5 - Battambang: Lotte and I had planned to go to Battambang by boat. Our tickets said otherwise. Our tour guide in Siem Reap - whose slogan on his business card read "Same Same But Different" - had given us tickets to Phnom Penh instead. Also, he was suppose to organise (and pay for) the transportation from the hostel to the boat. He organised the transportation fine, but neglected to pay for it. A bit annoying, but we eventually got underway on what was a torturous eight hour boat ride to Battambang.

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Cambodia - Days 1 to 4

Submitted by derms on Thu, 30/12/2004 - 10:23am.

Lotte and I spent two weeks in Cambodia and its been awesome!! We decided to go on a "package" tour so that all our accomodation etc would be taken care of. This is a blow by blow account of what we did.

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Tsunami

Submitted by derms on Tue, 28/12/2004 - 12:25pm.

Hey all. Incase your wondering, Lotte and I are ok. We were in Cambodia when the earthquake happened. The only aftershock we experienced was as delayed flight to Bangkok (from Phnom Penh). The quake may change our plans as we intended to go to Sumatra in the New Year. I will update the site with our Cambodian Adventures (two weeks worth) in the next day or so.

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