Cambodia is probably even poorer than Laos.
Many of the roads are not even paved, and livestock sometimes interferes with traffic.
It is said that the population of Cambodia was reduced from 6,000,000 to 4,000,000
during the Khmer Rouge reign of terror. Thirty years later it has bounced back to
13,000,000. Population is a major growth industry in Cambodia.
What's for Dinner
I was afraid to ask.
At ten cents per ride, this is Cambodia's answer to Disneyland.
Live and defused ordnance litters the landscape.
Aki Ra is a former conscripted Khmer Rouge child soldier, who has made a life of clearing
landmines in Cambodia. He has adopted several children who are landmine victims, and
has set up the Landmine Museum in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Information on his
organization can be viewed at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aki_Ra.
Massage is big business in the country.
Although I cannot read Cambodian, I think you get the message of this billboard, which was
conspicuously placed in a village near Angkor Wat. It has been reported that Cambodia
has the highest rate of AIDS infection in Asia.