Phnom Penh.

We arrived in Phnom Penh at around 1pm. We went straight to ‘Tops Hostel’ where we had booked a room to store our bags for the day as Sammi and Aprille were getting a flight that evening and the rest of us were getting an over night bus. Once we dropped our bags off we got the taxi to drop up to the ‘Killing Fields’. We paid $6 each to get in and this included an audio tour. The tour was so informative and answered a lot of our questions. It’s incredible how much the Khmer people went through and in England our education hardly touches on it. The killing fields really bring home what those people had to go through.

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Once we had done the whole audio tour we headed to ‘Mad Monkey’ for lunch as we were guaranteed great food before heading to the ‘Choeung Ek Genocide Museum’. This was actually a prison that was used during the Kamal Rouge. It really made you realise what the Cambodian people had to go through. We wish we had done the audio tour here but due to the girls getting a flight that evening we were pushed for time. If you get to the museum early afternoon there is normally a survivor from the Kamal Rouge there to talk to you.

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Before we knew it, it was time for the girls to get back and prepare for their flight. We said goodbye and with Daisy we chilled out at the hostel until it was time for us to get our night bus to meet the girls in Bangkok. We left Phnom Penh at about 8pm and got to the border as it was opening at 6am. Here we had to get off the sleeper bus and walk through the border. Normally you just get back on the bus the other side but we think Thailand are strict with the vehicles they allow into the country so we had to get on a mini bus the other side instead.

Tip: Give yourself a couple of days in Phnom Penh, most people say you can do it in 24 hours but the city was busy and it takes a while to travel to each destination. We wish we had longer.

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