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Travel Update

I’ve now been away for five days, and I’m still alive. For the moment I’m in Phnom Penh and have just had a chicken curry for dinner.

I arrived at Saigon the 26th and stayed there for one night. The day after, I took a bus from Saigon all the way to Siem Reap in Cambodia. Actually it was two buses, since there was a change in Phnom Penh.

I spent three nights and two days in Siem Reap, until this morning. The first day I used the free bicycle provided by my guest house to tour around Angkor Thom, starting before sunrise and ending very dehydrated around 4 in the afternoon. My butt still hurts from that.
Angkor Wat
The second day I took it easier and slept in for a while, after which I went to see the magnificient Angkor Wat. Good thing I followed the advice from my guest house and saved it for last. It’s not possible to describe it in words, it has to be experienced.

Today I left Siem Reap early in the morning for a 6 h bus ride back to Phnom Penh. After arriving I got myself a guest house - not the nicest in the world, but it’s just $7 - and then set off the see the Killing Fields of Chueong Ek, where the Khmer Rouge executed their prisoners from S-21. It was very uneasy to see all the mass graves and the human skulls piled up in the conmemorative stupa. Then I went on to see the Tuol Sleng museum, the high school that was taken over and remade into Special Prison 21 (S-21). A horrible, horrible place it must have been.

Tomorrow I will go to see the Royal Palace of Phnom Penh, with its Silver Pagoda. After that I will make a go at travelling back into Vietnam. I hope they will let me back in, because my flight home leaves from there. I plan on catching a local bus to Neak Luong, a boat fromthere to the border and then some kind of transport from the border to Chau Doc in Vietnam, maybe a mini-bus. It’ll be interesting. :)

2 Responses to “Travel Update”

  1. 1
    Chris:

    Daniel,

    Det låter som en riktigt äventyr!
    Jag blir nyfiken på bilderna du tagit även om det alltid är så att upplevelsen inte går att förmedla på bild.
    Skönt att allt gått bra hitills och jag hoppas du
    får ett par intressanta dagar i Vietnamn.
    Ta hand om dig,

    Mamma

  2. 2
    Bart:

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