Pane was our second tour guide. He was such a Khmer gentleman. He is fourteen-I am squatting with Pane in front of the stupa that holds the childrens skulls. The irony of it all is summed up in this picture.
Battambang June 22nd 2011 Battambang was new for us. After a short bus ride from Siem Reap, well, short is a relative term, we arrived in the very small town of Battambang, the last stronghold of the Khmer Rouge. We were ambushed by the local tuk-tuk drivers-they surrounded us and were pulling on my backpack which wasn't on all the way and I began to fall. I yelled at them, then they immediately stopped-and of course w ... read more
Asia » Cambodia » North » Battambang 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