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The Killing Fields of Choeung Ek

I have never been moved so much. After I spent more than an hour listening to the commentary about the genocide that killed between 1.2 to 3.4 million people between 1975 and 1979, my eyes began to tear. As an American, I only briefly learned about what happened in Cambodia when I was in middle […]

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Koh Rong Jungle Trek

The journey was worth it. After a hike through the jungle and a descent down a cliff, I had arrived at Long Beach on the island of Koh Rong, Cambodia. White sands stretched for seven kilometers, and I was one of four people who had the entire beach to themselves. The trek was easy to […]

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Temples of Angkor Tips

My day starts at 4:30 a.m. I’m one of two people in my dorm room, but my roommate is fast asleep. Meanwhile, I’m throwing on a T-shirt, shorts and grabbing water for my final day at the temples of Angkor. My tuk-tuk driver is waiting for me. I’m paying him $14 for the entire day. […]

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