Author: Rees Quilford

Toul Sleng and the Killing Fields of Choeung

Two million Cambodians – more than a quarter of the population – were systematically killed during the Khmer Rouge’s four-year reign. Two instruments of this genocide, Toul Sleng and the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek, have become the most iconic reminders of this brutal period in Cambodia’s history.

Cambodian locksmith

Locked, stocked and two stinking barrels

For nearly a week I’d been pissing out of my arse. We had well and truly ran the food gauntlet on our Cambodian adventure. You can’t avoid the inevitable and I was finally struck down by the traveller’s curse: the runs, the squirts – whatever you want to call it – I had a severe attack of the shits.

The streets of Phnom Penh

The best way to get to know a city has always been by walking her streets. Immediately evident in Phnom Penh is the number of cars and trucks on the road in comparison to other Asian cities were the Moto tends to be king. The diversity of vehicles on the road is definitely indicative of the divide between rich and poor. Brand new Hummers, 4WD and SUVs provide stark contrast with beaten up Toyota’s and Mitsubishi’s.