Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Phnom Penh - day 2

I'm currently sitting outside listening to the rain fall, drinking a Khmer Martini (fresh mint, ginger vodka and lots of lime). The sounds of Phnom Penh are just a few metres away. Think many motorbikes whizzing past and lots of beeping drowned out by hotel music (you know the type...inoffensive french kind of lounge music). 

Aside from all of that, today I tried to reconcile viewing a nations genocide with popping off to lunch in a beautiful old colonial building and doing a spot of shopping.

Middle class angst at its finest.  The thing I leant the most out of today? Losing around 3 million people out of a population of around 8 million is unfathomable.  The Swiss were wrong about Pol Pot.  While many nations (including Australia) recognised the Khmer Rouge's regime even when shiz was getting real, we clearly haven't learnt that much from this recent history. Syria anyone?  

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