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Happy village children on the Tonle Sap in Cambodia

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Children on a hammock

Children on a hammock

In this particular town, near Kampong Kleang, on the Tonle Sap, several of us decided to walk thru this single road village that was comprised of 80-100 houses on both sides of the road.  Normally, groups of foreigners drive straight through, heading for Kampong Kleang.

Altogether there must have been 300-400 people living here.  The children came running out of their houses, shouting only one phrase “bye-bye” which was their equivalent of hello, “how are you”, and good-bye.  Although their living conditions was rough by western standards, you couldn’t tell by the looks on their faces.  And the looks on the faces of their parents.

One got the impression that they hardly saw foreigners.  They were very ecstatic in tagging along with us.  And vice versa.

Photos taken with a Leica M8 and Summicron 35mm f/2 lens.

Sister and brother

Sister and brother

Girl, Chinese doughnut, and hungry dog

Girl, Chinese doughnut, and hungry dog

Looking at the commotion

Looking at the commotion

Checking us out

Checking us out

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Written by leolaksi

June 5, 2009 at 7:07 am

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