Monday, November 3, 2008

Cambodia

This our trip to Cambodia. We had a great time, but it was very depressing to see all the poverty there. All these children in the streets running naked without shoes begging for money. Streets always flooded, because of the constant rain. I really didn't expect Cambodia to be this bad, but there were some beautiful sites. We saw Angkor Wat temples in Siem Reap. We also saw what is known as the Tomb Raider Temple, that was really awesome, because I am a huge fan of the movie. Then there was the Silk Farm were they actually have silk worms, and they use there silk and weave them into beautiful clothes.

After two days of Siem Reap we took a bus to Phnom Penh. There we saw the royal palace, I wasn't really impressed with that at all. Ramsey said it is because they are such a poor country that it is not as nice as other palaces. Then there was the national museum, this I enjoyed a lot. You saw many Buddhas there, and other gods that they believe in. The most shocking thing I saw there was the Genocide Museum. I didn't know that around 1975 that they killed all the educated people, like teachers, and politicians so they wouldn't rise up against the government. They also killed their spouses, and children because they didn't want to leave anyone behind. They tortured them for 2 to 4 months, but important politicians were tortured for 6 to 7 months. Children were thrown against trees till they died. We went to the killing fields were you actually saw all these ditches were all the bodies lied. They still have many skulls, bones, teeth, and clothing left from these people. After all those depressing museums we went back to the hotel to rest.

The next day we went shopping yeah.................We went to what is known as the Russian Market. It is so cheap there that we went crazy just buying anything just for the sake of it. I wish we would of had more space, or a way to ship back large items. They had the most beautiful home decor, maybe we need another trip out there to get more stuff.

Our trip was great, the food shockingly was really good too. I couldn't eat local food because it was too spicy and I have had it up to my eyes balls with spicy food. I started to give me heart burn, because I am pregnant. So I just ate rice, salad, and a lot of fruits.


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