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Phnom Penh – The Killing Fields and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

Warning – this may be a tough read, I’ll try to make the next a little lighter…

We took a bus from Saigon, Vietnam to Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. It took about 7 hours and we were met with the usual scam of taking us to nowhere close to where we needed to be then getting harassed by about twenty Tuk Tuk drivers who would overcharge to take us to where we had just drove past. We just walked away from the scammers and found one a little further away, after a little bargaining we still paid $3.50 for a 10 minute Tuk Tuk ride.

We only planned to stay two days in Phnom Penh before heading down south, we had heard it wasn’t that great for travellers, and it wasn’t, it was really expensive, but we needed the full day for visiting the museums dedicated to remembering the national horror that the Khmer Rouge oversaw here from 1975-1979.

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