Before visiting Cambodia, we had heard of the horrors of the Khmer Rouge. The difference between reading about a genocide and seeing the evidence firsthand is tremendous. While this video is nothing more than a couple images and video with some facts and figures cut into it, the atrocities of the Khmer Rouge were very much real and disturbing. If you are are not familiar with them, please read more here, here, and here.
About Mike Shubbuck
Mike’s addiction to travel started early. His family would often take meandering summer vacations across the United States. These trips gave him an appreciation of his native land, but a thirst for exploration outside of it. Always up for an adventure, he has been talked into skydiving, hanging over Victoria Falls, and jumping off cliffs. Depending on whom you ask, maybe he was the one convincing others to join him. His perspective is usually framed with a lens and he shoots video and photographs religiously. Mike is a lover of all things, but the phrase, “What is your favorite country?” has a special place in his heart. He is co-author of Create Your Escape: A Practical Guide for Planning Long-Term Travel, which teaches other travelaholics how to prepare for long-term travel. Check it out at http://createyourescape.today