"Two days before an election" Phnom Penh by penpoison

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When I first made my travel arrangements, I didn't realize that I was going to Cambodia two days before an election. When I first arrived there there was a lot of traffic with the three parties campaigning. With all the hoopla it was not a very peaceful day. I think I even saw a smoke bomb outside one of the hotels. Luckily the next day it was very quiet and the election went off without a hitch. Though at the time, I met an expat or two who were planning to leave the city for a few days just to avoid the possible riots. I might also add the Colin Powell was in Cambodia 2 weeks before I arrived to pressure the Cambodians to run a clean election.

  • Last visit to Phnom Penh: Jul 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • RickinDutch's Profile Photo
    Dec 8, 2006 at 1:07 PM

    Only 7 survived! Wow! Nice job. Birthday greetings from Alaska!

  • jadedmuse's Profile Photo
    Nov 4, 2004 at 6:15 PM

    Amazing travelogue on this prison. I was chilled reading and seeing it. And so sad....

  • Dec 7, 2003 at 8:51 PM

    Excellant page, fantastic albums, nice tips and useful information.Many many happy returns of the day.Wishing you a happy birthday and all the best in future.Hope you will had a nice birthday bash yesterday night.

  • pmarshuk's Profile Photo
    Oct 13, 2003 at 7:07 AM

    Great travelogues that bring back wonderfule memories. I shall be there again in a month's time.

  • kimmo_v's Profile Photo
    Sep 17, 2003 at 7:44 AM

    Excellent travelogue! I just saw a document on that prison, also guards were interviewed. Unbelieavable thing is, that the guards STILL think they did the right thing(even they killed their own relatives;mums, dads, sisters,...).

  • genispp's Profile Photo
    Sep 14, 2003 at 8:31 AM

    Beautiful page: I like your photos

  • daddygila's Profile Photo
    Aug 27, 2003 at 6:27 PM

    A powerful testimony to another dark page in human history. Well Done !!!


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