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135 full-color pages of photos, stories, anecdotes, illustrations, journal pages maps and more!In addition to the four major sections on Yunnan, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand I have included some back story on both my first (and unsuccessful) attempt to motorcycle through China as well as how the planning for the trip came together.I have chosen the very best of the more than 4,000 photos from the trip as well as the most humorous, moving and fascinating of the several hundred anecdotes for Southeast Asia on 2 Wheels.

Saturday, 1 November 2008

Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

After a whopping 350 km one day and another 130 km today, I have finally made it down to Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. It is a busy, bustling city with head-spinning traffic and polished storefronts. While the city has plenty in the way of creature comforts and cosmopolitan appeal, its tourist offerings are of the more ghastly sort. Tomorrow I will visit the infamous "S21" prison which was the scene of unimaginable torture and cruelty during the reign of the "Khmer Rouge" in the 1960s and '70s. Then, I will take in the "Killing Fields" - the mass grave where some 17,000 Cambodians (and 9 westerners) were brutally executed by Pol Pot's regime. Then, I think I will have to watch a disney movie or something else to lighten my mood. I'm deeply interested in seeing these things, yet I am sure it will be overwhelming.

Today, I will keep it light and easy. A cold beer and a view of the Mekong River should make for a good start. Photos to come soon.

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