Backpacking Cambodia and Vietnam: Genocide Museum

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.

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Backpacking Cambodia and Vietnam: Strolling around Phnom Penh

The following day, we left the hostel by 7:00 AM to get to the Grand Palace early.  We had a bus to catch a little after noon and, aside from the palace, we were going to see the Genocide Museum and go buy bags at the Russian Market.  These are photos I took on our way to the palace.

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Backpacking Cambodia and Vietnam: Capping our day with wine and steak

We got to Phnom Penh in the evening.  We left our bags at a backpacker’s hostel, where we would spend the night.  Then, went ahead to have dinner.

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Backpacking Cambodia and Vietnam: Getting to Siem Reap, Cambodia

Going out of the country was not something I was interested in, until I saw pictures of my boss in INCITEGov, Ms. Dinky Soliman, in Cambodia.  She was riding a motorcycle with a local and a good view of rice paddies of the rural part of the country.  She looked like she was having fun!  And, from then on, I said to myself that I would one day visit Cambodia.

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