Phnom Penh ~ Cambodia

This is the largest and most metropolitan city in Cambodia. There are many French influences in the building structures. So far this is one of my favorite cities on this trip. This city is very rich in history and culture. The traffic is much heavier here than other cities in Cambodia. The Statue of King Norodom Sihanouk is in the center of town. The monument was built and dedicated to the King in 2013. At night its beautiful to see. TheRead more

The Killing Fields ~ S 21 Prison

The visit to the Choeung Ek Genocidal Center a.k.a the Killing Fields and Toul Sleng Genocide Museum  a.k.a S 21 Prison was the most memorable part of this entire trip. I knew it would be bad, but it was worse than I ever expected. It wasn’t until I visited Cambodia that I knew much about the genocide that took place here from 1975-1979. This is the first and hopefully last genocide that has happened in my lifetime. The fact thatRead more

Battambang ~ Cambodia

Arriving here I knew we were far far away from home. Tourism hasn’t really reached Battambang Cambodia yet. The tourist who have found this beautiful countryside traveled very far to get here. We took a 2 1/2 hour taxi ride here ($45.00 USD). The other option is a 7 hour boat ride down a river with stops along the way for $20.00 (USD) each person. We stayed at the Battambang Resort which is off the “main drag” from town. TheRead more