April 4, 2014

Mira Costa School - The Lone Survivor

by  on April 4, 2014 in Letters From Cambodia

Day 2, seriously? We have done so much over the past two days that it feels like we have been here for a week. As like the first day, today was another one full of yin and yang. In the morning we took a short bus ride to Tuol Sleng Prison, a former high school that was turned into a prison by the Khmer government. The prison was one of mass torture and echoing cries that still can be ‘heard within the walls’. In the compound of the once gleaming high school there was a man  (seen below) who was survivor of the torture retelling his story to the tourists and monks.

After our journey through Tuol Sleng Prison we went to a private screening of A Missing Picture which was quite an interesting claymation style of filmmaking. The style involved clay figures but the odd thing about it was that they where not animated. The choice by the film maker to use this style was in my opinion over used and a bit visually dull.
After our 90 min. private screening we took our final adventure of the day to Charlie’s house, a friend of Alethea. There we got some time to relax and swim in his gorgeous salt water pool (Seen Below). Afterwards we had a fantastic Cambodian homestyle dinner.

The hospitality here in Cambodia has been complete foreign to the culture of America. The people here are happily friendly and extremely photogenic.

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