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Entries from July 2010

the killing fields

July 27th, 2010 · No Comments

choeung ek is the best-known from the sites known as the killing fields. right after the entry the commemorative stupa filled with the skulls of the victims takes away all illusions about this place. it is a weird atmosphere as the fields look like a garden or a park. but the pits in the ground where […]

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tuol sleng genocide museum

July 27th, 2010 · No Comments

a former school was transformed into the s-21 prison for interrogation and torturing captives. in most of the rooms there are photographs of how it was found after the vietnamese army took control over the city. 14 victims were left dead by the khmer rouge before they fled the city. many of the former class […]

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royal palace phnom penh

July 20th, 2010 · No Comments

early in the morning on my second day in phnom penh i made my way to the royal palace. the palace itself like about half the area is off limits but other buildings are free for visitors. like the throne hall with its mostly golden interior. photos were just allowed from the outside. frescoes, mostly […]

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a cyclist’s menu

July 16th, 2010 · No Comments

breakfast: coffee with fresh milk 4 mini cakes from the market . along the road: a pineapple a water melon some black sparkling sugar water some fresh fruit shakes a lot of water . dinner: greek salad (try to look hungry and you might get the one ordered from the next table 15 minutes ago) […]

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mekong discovery trail

July 16th, 2010 · No Comments

i stayed in strung treng for two days. after the relaxing week on the 4000 islands i was in no condition to get back to normal cycling life immeadiately. i fell asleep before the match between germany and uruguay but was awake for the final. the extra days gave me time to plan my further […]

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khon phapheng waterfall

July 16th, 2010 · No Comments

a last stop before the border at the khon phapheng waterfalls. mark uploaded to videos of it: procedure at the border was quite quick and soon i was rolling into cambodia.

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barbershop advertising poster

July 16th, 2010 · No Comments

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4000 islands

July 11th, 2010 · No Comments

we started quite early in the morning from champasak. there was a small breeze which blew away the humidity but once in a while i still wished to do it like the water buffalos. as so often we pushed ourselves forward as it was quite a distance to cover in one day but as we […]

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champasak

July 10th, 2010 · No Comments

on the way from the tad lo oasis i got confronted with sorrow a little too soon. as i stopped for a drink the earth shook and a bursting sound came from down the street. a house had collapsed and by the time i reached the scene, crying people were carrying their loved ones, dead […]

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tad lo

July 10th, 2010 · No Comments

as soon as i left the main road i ended up with a dirt road which leads towards the bolaven plateau and its waterfalls. i ended up in tad lo. a place with only a handful of guesthouses and a laid-back atmosphere that embraces you. the guesthouse had a wonderful garden and when it rained […]

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