Ho Chi Minh City

Good morning Vietnam! Well, it actually wasn’t such a good morning… we got off the bus from Cambodia in the middle of one of Vietnam’s busiest cities, groggy and disoriented. We carefully negotiated a deal with a taxi driver (after waving away most of the ones who had ambushed us when we got off the…

The Killing Fields and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

Warning: this post contains graphic images and information. For our big day of sightseeing in Phnom Penh we decided to visit the main memorial sites of the genocide that terrorized the Cambodian people from 1974-1979. I learned so much about this grim period of history, including details about the Khmer Rouge and Pol Pot’s regime.…