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It has been a crazy few days, as you might have gathered from my earlier post. I think I can be labeled a true tourist minus the fanny pack. I've seen, what feels like, everything Cambodia has to offer but I probably haven't even scrapped the surface.
Today we bravely got on another bus to head back to Phnom Penh. I was a little scared as we took off but this experience was so much better. Other than almost crashing on the side of the road a few times we made it safe, no break downs.
After we arrived home we visited the Genocide Museum Tuol Sleng. Tuol Sleng Museum was one of the places that the Khmer Rouge took anti-conformers to torture them into confessing so that they would have a "proper" reason to kill them. The history is deep and very interesting. If you have not read about the killing fields and the reign of Pol Pot please look up some information. It is a subject that I never studied in school and something I knew nothing about prior to coming to Cambodia. About 2 million people died under this communist government. The museum was what I imagine the holocaust museum being like. They showed the sells and the torture instruments they used on the prisoners. It was very hard to see, but it is a glimpse into Cambodia's history and it is very important to understand.
Now that we are back in the city, I think life will start to be a little more normal. Tomorrow I am going to go into the Sparrow's Nest offices for the first time. I am excited to see where I will be working and spending my time this next year. God has been looking out for Jesse and I along our journey and I am excited to see where he is going to continue to take us.
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