All posts tagged: tourist

The Killing Fields, Choeung Ek, Phnom Penh

“How could I not have known this before now?” I whispered to Euan as we listened to tranquil birdsong and slowly paced the beautiful land that was once used for mass killings and graves. We were at Choeung Ek, the largest site of a group that is collectively known as ‘The Killing Fields’, 15km outside of Cambodia’s largest city, Phnom Penh. I had just listened to the opening sequence on the audio aid that all visitors are given upon entering the site. “Almost three million people were killed in between 1975 – 1979 by Pol Pot and his Khymer Rouge soldiers under his communist regime.” Three million poor innocent people were dragged to sites like this all over Cambodia and killed mercilessly, for nothing more than living in cities and owning possessions that were seen by Pol Pot as dirty. That’s one quarter of the whole population. How does that make you feel? Pol Pot had a vision for Cambodia to be completely self-sufficient. So he set about to achieve this by arresting the well …

Travelex Tourist Challenge – London

What Travelex set me a challenge to take $150 AUD and turn it in to the best day out I could possible have in London. Travelex, I accept your challenge and here are the results… I made my way to the Tower Hill Travelex branch to pick up my Multi Currency Passport. $150 AUD was loaded on to my card and I was ready to go. Where Darwin Brasserie at The Sky Garden The Sky Garden is a glass domed conservatory which sits on the 35th floor of 20 Fenchurch Street, commonly known as the ‘Walkie Talkie’ building.  Once at the top, head up the winding staircase and between  the trees you will find Darwin Brasserie.  It offers the best views of the city, spectacular altitude foliage and one of the best breakfast menus around. If I could spend every morning here, drinking a detox-zing juice and carving eggs benedict, believe me I would. Cost Detox-Zing juice £4.95, Eggs Benedict poached eggs with smoked salmon on a toasted muffin with hollandaise £12.50 The Monument A short hop, …