Casino Rouge

Bokor, Cambodia, October 2015: Exploring the ruin of the French colonial era Bokor Casino Hotel in Cambodia. The Casino was fought over by the invading/liberating Vietnamese forces and the murderous Khmer Rouge from 1979 onward. Due to it’s strategic place and size on Bokor plateau it was invaluable to either side to gain an advantage over […]

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Tuol Sleng

Phnom Penh, Cambodia, April 2001:   The Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh was a former high school, converted into the notorious Security Prison 21 (S-21) by the Khmer Rouge regime from its rise to power in 1975 to its fall in 1979. Tuol Sleng appropriately means “Hill of the Poisonous Trees” and was just one of at least 150 execution […]

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Death Railway

Cambodia, March 2001: At Phnom Penh’s derelict railway station, it took some persuasion to be allowed to purchase tickets south. The crowded train chugged along at a crawl-  fast enough to feel like we were moving, but slow enough as to not have to stop if people wanted to get on… or off.  Sensible travellers […]

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