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The Killing fields

Outside Phnom Penh ‘The Killing Fields’ can be found. This is an area where people were brought to be executed and buried in mass graves during the reign of the Khmer Rouge. 277 more words

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Khmer Rouge

This weekend marked 40 years since the Khmer Rouge rolled into Phnom Penh. During the 44 months of Pol Pot’s rule over Cambodia a quarter of the population would die during his attempt at building a perfect society. 198 more words

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Edinburgh, City of the Dead and the power of storytelling

Even before I came to Scotland, I was already familiar with ghost stories and dark history of the country. Fascinating as it is coming from the pages of a book, it is however a completely different feeling when you actually find yourself on the streets of those cities that each hold a different fragment of that darkness that made Edinburgh known as the one city with the darkest history and chain of events in Scotland, if not in the world. 451 more words

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Lisbon to Athens on a Clipper: Dark Tourism?, Part 1

I thought I would sail about a little and see the watery part of the world. –Herman Melville, Moby Dick

In a earlier post, Paranoid Traveler or Conscious Consumer?

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Why I didn't like Berlin!

I have travelled in many countries across Europe, yet in Germany I have been only twice: once in Lubeck (where I spent just a little time with some friends, and we stayed inside their home, mostly all the time) and last week in Berlin, where I got some time to experience the city. 1,049 more words

A Day Out In Canada

My foot caught on a loose piece of icy gravel and I half stumbled on the sleepers of the railway line.  As I regained my balance I looked ahead of me along the railway line to the long station like wooden building with the clock tower where the line passed through, and the group of people I had come to this place with on my day out.  848 more words

Auschwitz

Kinugawa Sex Museum in Nikko, Japan

Sex museums in Japan are dying out. Once there were dozens of them all over Japan, now there are only two remaining: The Atami Sex Museum and the Kinugawa Sex Museum in Nikko; the latter one will close its doors for the last time in a week, December 31st 2014 at 5 p.m. 714 more words

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