Phnom Penh and the Killing Fields


On our way to the capitol of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, we took a bus that crashed into a truck, destroying our windshield. Glass splinters were sent trough the bus, hitting us and other people in the face. Luckily it caused only minor damages to the people on the bus, but the driver and a small child had some small bruises that had to be cleaned before the same bus took of again, taking us to Phnom Penh.
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Phnom Penh is most famous for the Killing Fields, where thousands of people were executed under the hands of their communist leader Pol Plot among others. This was a very tough place to visit, as they told gruesome stories about what happened there and showed hundreds of skulls piled up on a column. The S21 prison was just as tough to visit, as they showed photos and a video documentary of what had happened there during the genocide just a few decades ago.
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Although Phnom Penh is known for their genocide museums, it is also a nice place to visit with cheap and good food and a shooting range operated by the Cambodian Military, where you can try all kinds of machine guns, grenades and even a rocket launcher. As the prices were a bit stiff (around 1USD per bullet) we only got to shoot a few rounds with an AK 47 and a K57 machine gun, which was great fun.
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Fried tarantula is not a very tasty snack

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