We then headed to the Genocide Museum. Our guide shared with us the story behind the pictures and structures we saw. It was heartbreaking to be reminded that people are capable of causing such harm and pain to their fellow human beings. Infants were thrown up in the air and shot right then and there. Sisters, brothers, mothers, fathers, daughters, sons were tortured and killed.
On our last morning in Siem Reap, Tin and I decided to go for a quad ride. I didn’t get to do Boracay’s version of this when I visited the place a few years back, so I was pretty excited to try it out. But, more than that, I wanted to do this because I was interested to get a glimpse of life and people of Siem Reap, outside the tourist spots.
May 19, 2012, was our day for Angkor Wat. I looked at images of this beautiful creation a couple of days before our scheduled departure. And, that got me excited for this trip (plus, it’s my first out of the country trip with Tin!). But, admiring it through pictures is nothing compared to witnessing its beauty in person. It was indeed a privilege.