CAMBODIA – LAND AND PEOPLE

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When I was 19, I travel with my parents to Cambodia for the first time, to visit family and friends, who were not able to flee from the civil war, but had managed to survive, not only to visit, but also to search. This trip was a cultural shock for me, that still shapes me today. The country at that time was still traumatized by the horrible civil war under the Pol Pot regime.

In February 2015, exactly 19 years later, I returned to Cambodia, again to visit my relations and again to search. Although the country is still one of the poorest in

 

Southeast Asia, I felt the growing economy and the motivation of the population is beginning to make things happen in Cambodia.

I travelled with a personal Taxi and my camera to Siem Riep, Battambang, Kampong Chhnang and Phom Pehn. I took pictures of this highly interesting country, with all the sometimes slightly peculiar habits of my country people.