Monday, September 22, 2014
|Source: Telegraph UK|
I just came back from a weekend in Phnom Penh where I felt I was transported into another time. We stayed at the Raffles Hotel Le Royal, which was first established in 1929. Black & white photos of former guest, Jackie Kennedy, adorned the walls, and the rooms were filled with art deco furnishings.
Our first day, we ventured out on a architectural tour, largely visiting former french colonial building, which now serve as homes to squatters. It's amazing how the forces of humans and nature can demolish a building in less than a few decades.
And the next day, we went to the school prison and killing fields from the Khmer Rouge -- a chilling reminder of how quickly the history of an entire country can be changed.
I'm now back at home in the extremely modern world of Singapore, but I have a few photos below to remind me of my trip to another time. If you can handle some heat and dust, I recommend you make the journey too.