Once a classroom for children, turned into a barbaric torture room.

Tuol Sleng | A profound effect

Row upon row of mugshots, 14,000 people were killed here or shipped to the Killing Fields and killed. Only 7 survived. As a result it was like looking at photos from beyond the grave. Some were as young as 3 or 4, some in their 60’s. There were postmortem photos, photos of people black and blue from beatings, all malnutritioned. A few with hate looking at the camera but the vast majority were crushed, completely desperate without hope and seeming to know what their fate would be.

A Flexible Itinerary

A Flexible Itinerary

Back in 2006 I’d only ever been abroad twice, a 2 week holiday in the Costa Del Sol and a 4 day city break in Rome. The decision to go travelling for a year was born out of being totally bored with life and always having a nagging in the back of my mind that I’d wanted to see and do more, a familiar story.