Phnom Penh February 18th 2008 Phnom Penh was an extremely confronting city. It has come a long way since the Khmer Rouge took over the city on April 17, 1975, but still has a long way to go. The poverty is the most extreme that we have witnessed during all of our travels - it seems that everywhere you look there are street children begging and gesturing at their mouths for food.
We struggled to find a half decent hotel, a ... read more
Asia » Cambodia » South » Phnom Penh Most Cambodians consider themselves to be Khmers, whose Angkor Empire extended over much of Southeast Asia and reached its zenith between the 10th and 13th centuries. Subsequently, attacks by the Thai and Cham (from present-day Vietnam) weakened the ... ... read more