One aspect of life in Cambodia that I find particularly disturbing is the high percentage of people who make their living handling trash, either collecting it for recycling or for disposal.
We’re still in the rainy season–last week it poured almost every day–but the rains are a little less frequent now. This afternoon we had a downpour and I got this picture of construction workers 20 stories up in a building two blocks away. The man on the left may be thinking that it’s lousy timing since it’s almost time for him to head home.
Cambodia might not be known as a high-tech center but that doesn’t mean there aren’t a lot of young people interested in IT and high-tech endeavors. Here are a couple young men I passed early in the morning on a busy street as they were preparing to fly a small drone equipped with a camera.
“Going to work” has a different connotation in Cambodia than it has in many other countries where there is a commute from your home to your place of employment. In Cambodia, the majority of businesses are contained within the building that is also the home. These two photos are examples of that on a big scale.
About nine or ten years ago there was a new law that motorcycles have to have rearview mirrors. There’s no law that says people have to use them and there’s no enforcement so check these pictures to see the effect of the law.
Driving on sidewalks
There is little law enforcement in Cambodia and especially with traffic law there is a general do-as-you-please attitude, as is evidenced by all these people driving on the sidewalks. Click here to see the pictures.
Here’s another Cambodian fruit for which I don’t know the name. They are rock-hard and about the size of a tennis ball or maybe even a baseball. They must be seasonal because I don’t see them very often–or maybe they’re just not that popular.