We have been trying to figure how to write this blog about Angkor, but came to the conclusion that nothing we can say or show can possibly do it justice. So I will try my best to tell you about it without too many adjectives. One recommendation though: if ever you have the means to go, this is something that everyone should see at least once. We arrived in Siem Reap, home of the famed Angkor National Park, on a Saturday, and then decided to take the Sunday &quo...
Eastern Hemisphere Tour
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Phnom Penh Beautiful country, beautiful people, ugly history… We have yet to see Angkor Wat (leaving tomorrow morning) and the crown in the Khmer Empire's reign over the region hundreds of years ago. Today we saw the other thing that makes Cambodia famous. Pol Pot's war on development and the educated people in the country has left scars that will take generations to heal. Estimates run that between 1 and 3 million people were killed by the Khmer Rouge. To...