S21 and Choeung Ek

The morning after I sell Jackie, I head out on a guided tour of the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (or “Security Prison 21”) and Choeung Ek Genocidal Center (or “the killing fields”). With my visa running out and my friends already in Siem Reap, I have decided to spend only one day in Phnom Penh.Continue reading “S21 and Choeung Ek”

The Very Last Ride

Step 1: Repairs We get back to Sihanoukville at around 1:30 pm. A few of our group ended up on a separate boat, so we sit and order drinks while we wait for them. Soon we are all together, killing time before their bus. I hang around and chat but eventually I need to move.Continue reading “The Very Last Ride”

Koh Rong Sanloem

I end up making the ferry to the island with just a few minutes to spare. I have chosen the fast ferry and the boat I am ushered onto is not very big. I make my way to the front of the boat, bumping into everything and everyone with my bags, helmet and other oddities.Continue reading “Koh Rong Sanloem”

Tumble

March 16 I leave Yellow Sun on a Saturday afternoon, much later than intended. Between some final quick repairs on Jackie and errands in town, I am back at the hostel by lunch time. I delay my goodbye to the family as much as I can but then I really need to go. It isContinue reading “Tumble”

Cambodia

March 2nd, 2019 My first impressions of Cambodia are quite simple: it is hot, it is dusty and the people are incredibly friendly. After crossing the border, I immediately find myself on a regional highway. It is flanked on both sides by dry, empty fields. To one side I see some hilltops in the distance,Continue reading “Cambodia”