steel horse odyssey

steel horse odyssey

around the world by motorcycle


CambodiaPosted by Jan Lamers 01 Jul, 2013 12:43:29
After a bumpy ride from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh I visited the Tuol Sleng prison there. Tuol Sleng was originally a school converted into a prison by the Khmer Rouge, where they interrogated and tortured their supposed enemies with a brutallity that is hardly imaginable. The next day I rode my bike to Choeung Ek, also known as the killing fields. Thousands of people have been executed there. Again in a very brutal way. People werent't shot but, in order to save bullits, kicked beaten and clubbed to death and then thrown into a ditch. Apart from these relics of Khmer Rouge atrocities Phnom Penh is a pleasant city to stay at. It is not a beautiful city but it is best described as a mess with atmosphere. After a couple of days I rode to Battambang slowly on my way back to Thailand.

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