Cambodia has a very solemn and tragic side to it’s lovely Khmer face. The Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (aka Security Prison 21 or S21) was the notorious genocide camp from 1975-1979, where prisoners (mostly innocent victims) of the Khmer Rouge were interrogated, tortured and killed.
With budget hotels in Southeast Asia, you never know what to expect.
Sometimes, you stumble upon a princely palace that’s cute, charming and cheap, all in one. Other times, a first impression doesn’t always do a place or place justice and you can’t always tell a bargain when you see it.
Street wise. Been-there and done-that. Old hat.
After traveling in Asia over the course of a year, there were two things I felt I had become proficient at: haggling and avoiding scams.
By the time I got to Cambodia, after having visiting much of Southeast Asia, I found there really wasn’t many Fear Factor Foods I haven’t seen.
‘Same Same’… but not too different.
In fact, the prize Fear Factor foods of Khmer folk seemed to share its neighbors’ palettes.
Here’s a few interesting foods as well as, a couple of players I haven’t yet seen…
I’ve cheated you, my dear readers. I haven’t been good at taking you with me on my travels. Sorry. So here’s an update on my travels: Where have I been after India? Without giving away all my stories just yet, here’s a summary of highlights and places I’ve been to.