Southeast Asia 2014 travel blog

























Somber day...

Morning...trip to the Killing Fields. Between 1975 and 1979, !7 thousand of the 3 million victims of the Khmer Rouge under Pol Pot met their end in the fields southeast of Phnom Pehn at Cheoung EK.

The partially excavated site is now preserved as a memorial to the regime's 'cleansing' of intellectuals, professionals, tradesmen, acedemics and others seen as a threat.

We later went on to the Tuol Sleng museum. Former site of the Street 21 High School and later the Khmer Rouge Reeducation Center. During our tour, we met two of the few survivors (shown with Renee, is survivor Chum Mey) that were rescued in the regime's last days by the North Vietnamese.

NOTE TO READERS: We are very behind on this journal. We think you will agree that we should be living it, not recording it. We promise more exciting entries going forward! :-)

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