Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Because that’s what it was, Phnom Penh – a city of light and a city of darkness. A city of laughter on boardwalks, of smiling faces and helping hands, of bustling night markets and delicious (albeit expensive) food. A city of all this, yes, but also a city with a horrific history, one marred by the atrocities of the Khmer Rouge. Thousands, if not millions, died by their hands, and the Killing Fields and the Tuol Sleng museum (pictured above) are absolute musts when visiting Phnom Penh; they are depressing spots, of course, but spots that are necessary to see in order to fully understand the country, the city, the people.