Getting to Cambodia was really easy. The bus stopped at th border so they could check our passports & visas & we were on our way again. However we were asked to pay $1 for leaving our vacinnation stuff on the bus but we didn't have any money apart from about 3000 dong which is about 15 cents so they left us off!
As soon as we were off the bus we jumped on a Tuk Tuk (a motorbike pulling a trailor with seats on) & went to hotel by the river front. We organised a Tuk Tuk tour for the following day. We found Phemon Penh quite expensive as we thought it would get cheaper here, you can pay everything in American dollars but then get some change in Cambodian Riel which is quite confusing!
The next day we were taken by Tuk Tuk to the Palace, which was really pretty. The buildings were totally different to Chinese style builings. There was a weird french building in the middle tho which was apparently given to them as a gift. Next we went on to the shooting range where Charlie shot an AK47. It was really scary & really loud! After the first shot I wanted to get out of the room cos it was freaking me out but I didn't want to tap anyone one the shoulder & make them jump & accidently shoot me! Charlie thought it was interesting, the guns were really powerful & when on automatic they were really hard to control. He did really well though & got loads of shots of target. Next we went to The Killing Fields, that was awful. Nearly 9000 bodies were found in mass graves. They have all the skulls on display in a big cabinet. They were brought over from the prisons, being told they were going to work on the fields & then were bashed over the head with an axe or hammer or had nails banged into their heads or had their throats cut. Then they were thrown into the pits. Because of the smell some kind of poison was sprinkled over them to mask it, it also killed anyone that was buried alive. Some bodies were even found without heads. Next we moved onto to the prison, which had been converted from a school, where the prisoners were kept before being taken to the fields. Here they were put in cells & tortured. When they eventually came to be rescued they found 14 deads bodies & 6 people that were still alive. The 14 were buried out in the courtyard of the school. The person that was responsible for this was Pol Pot, anyone that was thought to be a traitor was tortured & killed. It's amazing that the Cambodian people have been through all this & they still seem really happy & are the friendlyist people we have met so far.
Today we are moving on to Sihanoukville, which is more of a beachy area.