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Golden Sunset, Mekong River Cambodia

July 29, 2010

As the title suggests, this is a photo taken at sunset overlooking the Mekong River in Cambodia. The river provides many people with a living from fishing. Being the 7th largest river in Asia and the 12th largest in the world, it runs through China, Burma, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. The fishing boat here… View Article

Kampong Cham

July 27, 2010

Yesterday I traveled to a village in Kampong Cham, Cambodia. Stayed in a village called Lveate with a lovely family and had a relaxing time including swimming in the Mekong, visiting the local school / monks and eating delicious food. Here are a few favourite photos from the trip.

Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum / Security Prison S21

July 19, 2010

Residing in Phnom Penh, Cambodia is the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. This museum is located on a former high school which the Khmer Rouge transformed into “Security Prison 21” (S-21) from 1975 to 1979. Tuol Sleng means “Hill of the Poisonous Trees” or “Strychnine Hill”. It’s estimated that 17,000 people were imprisoned at Tuol Sleng… View Article

Aerobics at Phnom Penh Olympic Stadium

July 16, 2010

This is basically part 2 of the previous post titled “Phnom Penh National Olympic Stadium“. I mentioned how it’s quite popular for Cambodians to do aerobics in the mornings (5am – 7am) and evenings (5pm – 8pm) so here are two photos of the energetic Cambodians at the stadium taken at sunrise. Sorry for waking… View Article

Phnom Penh National Olympic Stadium

July 10, 2010

The main stadium in Phnom Penh, it has a seating capacity of 50,000 and built in 1964. During the reign of the Khmer Rouge, the stadium was used as a site for executions by officials under the administration of Lon Nol. These days, the stadium and surrounding grounds are a popular place for morning and… View Article

Raining and flooding in Phnom Penh

July 4, 2010

So the rainy season has been a bit late this year, but last Friday Phnom Penh experienced several hours of heavy rain which caused many parts of the city to be flooded. In some spots, the depth of the water on the roads was between 30cm and 60cm. The rainy season in Cambodia is generally… View Article

Rainbow

July 2, 2010

I was riding home from work this week and saw a beautiful rainbow in the sky …