February 27th, 2009 – by: tomaszdunn
After breakfast we me up with our guide Ran and we went to the Tuol Sleng genocide Museum which is as depressing as it sounds. The former school became S21 prison and re-education facility during Pol Pots regime, with plenty of graphic pictures and explanations by our guide as went along. After that we went to the killing fields �" a huge mass grave with a large stuppa in the middle of some of the skulls recovered from the graves an more descriptions of how Pol Pot’s child soldiers massacred their own people in highly brutal means and buried people alive. Fortunately we went some where much more cheerful for lunch a tapas bar called friends which uses its its profits to teach and train children various skills. After a few of us went to the National Museum in a pretty red brick building with a modest collection of artefacts (most of them probably shipped off to France). After that we went for a bit of a wander had a drink in a bar then met up with a few others and went for dinner, before visiting a bar called Pontoon on the riverfront- a boat in the river and then another bar which looked fairly new before going off to bed.