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Cambodia Phnom Penh, the capital

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Anyone fancy a succulent dish of bats and fried spiders ???

When we arrived in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, we already had 40 taxi drivers waiting for us (tuk tuks, taxis, motorcycles, bikes, etc.). It didn't take long to choose hostel and agree on price. Phnom Penh is still emerging from the ashes and it will take a few years to become what it could have been had it not been for the civil war, the madness of Pol Pot, the Americans, Vietnamese, etc. until the end of the nineties. Well, 70 years of war in war and shooting because it's my turn for a century is to put the entire population of the country in a psychiatric ...

Phnom Penh, a city where three rivers converge, has been bathed in blood for three decades and now is the time to rediscover itself. The truth is that it does not seduce easily due to its poor regeneration and practically most of the sites we visited related to the bloody history of this country. The killing fields, the Tuol Sleng prison where more than 17,000 people were tortured and exterminated under the madness of the Khmer Rouge. At least they do not forget history and do not leave it parked aside like others ... Although the things of the Cambodian palace go slowly and there is still no trial date ...

We also visited the national museum where they keep the best original sculptures of the Angkor Wat era, the royal palace and the silver pagoda that I will probably forget about my memory ...

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