A few photos of the people of Siem Reap, Cambodia during my holiday in November 2009.
Over the course of 6 days, I realised how different the way you can live your life, and how dependant it will be on the way your country is run. In Cambodia, I witnessed the not-so-good way, and it made me feel that my country is really doing its best.
Cambodia uses the USD$ as their main currency, only using their Riel as spare change. Amazing is it not? Things are fairly expensive, at US$3/plate of fried rice. Beer is cheap at US$0.50/mug during happy hours. Cheaper than bottle water!
Children run around barefeet at the temples, selling their wares. Tuk-Tuk drivers harass you to take their rides. I also found out that 'Protection money' is required to be paid to the police if you wan to do business in the streets. This includes children. I mean, how will a kid pay you US$12/month when he sells his bracelets for US$1 for 3pc?