Kep

About an hour out of Phnom Penh the scenery changes to flat fields with the occasional palm tree making a dramatic statement.  The country dwellers are busy planting their rice crops and everywhere is a vibrant green.  Planting is staggered, so some fields are filled with lush plants, others are still a muddy brown and … More Kep

Siem Reap

We left Phnom Penh at 10.45 p.m. and travelled overnight on a night bus.  Apart from many of the roads being atrocious and therefore bumpy, it was comfortable and I slept quite well.  The bus had almost lie flat ‘beds’ – just the shoulders & head were raised, so that the person behind could tuck … More Siem Reap

A history lesson

A sobering day today.  We learned about Cambodia’s history. An attempt by Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot to form a Communist peasant farming society resulted in the deaths of 25 percent of the country’s population from starvation, overwork and executions. When the Khmer Rouge marched into Phnom Penh, every single person living there was forcibly … More A history lesson