It reminded me of Zimbardo's Stanford prison experiment. When you give people authority and power they will take it to any extent, I think that is exactly what happened during Khmer Rouge.
On the thirteenth day in Cambodia I started my day with the breakfast at the OneStop hostel and joined three other tourists in the hostel to visit the Tuol Sleng genocide museum in Phnom Penh. Tuktuk ride from the hostel to the museum was about 15 minutes. I was able to see the crowded Phnom... Continue Reading →
On our 12th day in Cambodia, we left the onestop hostel around 8 am to take the bus to Phnom Penh from Sihanoukville. The bus ride was about five hours. Most of our fellow passengers were fellow Cambodians but there were some tourists. It was a warm day in Cambodia, so we were sweating all... Continue Reading →
Along the way we saw a lot. Many Cambodian families playing and enjoying their day in the beach, a buddhist monk/ bikku smoking cigarette and being belligerent to others and tourists walking around and sunbathing.
Then we made the Cambodian chicken curry, it was almost like an Indian chicken curry but we also added some fish sauce and a cup of broth.
On our 7th day we went to Lake Tonle Sap which was one of the largest fresh water lakes in Asia. This will also be our last full day in Siem Reap, since we planned to take the bus to Sihanoukville the next day night. We had our breakfast at the hostel and then waited... Continue Reading →
Last three days we spent in the magnificent temples of Siem Reap. On the 6th we decided to visit some of the buddhist temples in downtown Siem Reap and then go to an Apsara dance show in the evening. On that day I learnt that our hostel serves breakfast for $2.75! So we had breakfast... Continue Reading →