Bali, Indonesia: Island Of The GodWritten by Bliss from Letsmarry.com
Bali is undoubtedly one of most enchanting place that honeymooners can desire for. Lush greenery, beautiful miles stretched sandy beaches, roaring rivers, crystal clear lakes, tropical forests full of exotic wildlife. There are also picturesque active towering volcanoes over 3000 meters high. A glittering sea, royal treatment by welcoming and warm people makes wonderful memories for honeymooning couple. Indulge in luxurious tropical plants, coconut palms, birds of paradise. Bali provides a haven to rest, relax and recuperate after exciting, yet exhausting marriage ceremony. There are many resorts and spas where honeymooners can enjoy romantic dining at its best. On beach front, in a private pavilion, dinner is set in complete privacy under shade of beautiful white canopies, offering selection of exotic menus. These resorts usually have concept of having each room in a separate private building romantic couple most intimate ambience.
Rich cultural heritage is visible everywhere. Over 20,000 temples and palaces to visit, frequented by colorful festivals and ceremonies. Traditional music and exotic dances offers glimpse of beautiful heritage. Commuting is very easy and people are always keen to help in giving directions. Motorcycles, Self driven cars, taxis and chauffeur limousines are different ways to travel to suit everybody’s pocket. Bemos, a mini van, is unique way to commute.
Khmer Rouge Prison 21 – The Chilling High School In Phnom Pehn, Cambodia Written by Rick Chapo
Most travel stories are of happy-go-lucky variety. Every once in a while, however, one visits a place that evidences vicious, dark side of mankind. Khmer Rouge Prison 21, known as Tuol Seng, is one such place. It is a stark reminder of cruelties humanity can visit upon itself.
In 1962, high school of Ponhea Yat was opened in center of Phnom Pehn. The school consists of three buildings in a horseshoe layout with each building having three stories. In 1970s, name was changed to Tuol Svay Prey High School. In May of 1976, school became headquarters of Khmer Rouge genocide campaign in Cambodia.
The infamous Khmer Rouge was ruling party of Cambodia from 1975 to 1979, with fighting going on for many more years. Led by Pol Pot, also known as Brother Number One, party is estimated to have killed as much as 1/3rd of population of Cambodia through murder and starvation. The Khmer Rouge has justly been compared to Hitler for its brutal genocidal actions. Tuol Sleng represents most brutal example.
Tuol Sleng covers roughly a city block, but is tucked back among alleys in Phnom Pehn. During Khmer’s rule, two folds of iron sheets encased in electrified barbwire to prevent escape enclosed it. Prisoners were chained to walls and tortured on a daily basis until they admitted crimes against state. The prisoners were required to follow ten regulations. A shocking sampling include:
1. Do not try to hide facts by making excuses. You are strictly prohibited from contesting me.