A Beggar’s Life on the Streets of Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

A Beggar’s Life on the Streets of Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Street Life in the centre of Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

I took the above photo of a family of beggars sitting and lying asleep on Sisowath Quay in the centre of Phnom Penh, Cambodia recently.

Sometimes when I visit the city all the beggars have mysteriously been cleared out elsewhere, but this time they were back in force, street kids selling photocopied Lonely Planet and Khmer Rouge books or trinkets to tourists sitting at the roadside cafes and bars, and others, like this unfortunate family, simply begging and living their lives on the pavement.

The other side of Sisowath Quay in Phnom Pehn, Cambodia.

The other side of Sisowath Quay in Phnom Pehn, Cambodia.

Yet on the road next to them, fleets of luxury cars blast past, usually driven by the privileged Cambodian elite, or NGO employees, also sucking on the tit of UN Aid budgets given to the country.

Where the Big Money is in Cambodia - in shady deals, partnerships with influential people and foreign investment in shit like massive casinos.

Where the Big Money is in Cambodia – in shady deals, partnerships with influential people and foreign investment in massive casinos.

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