Cambodia’s story is one of extremes; horror and atrocities blended with the peace and tranquility of Buddhism, a care free attitude to transport and life with few rules and little frustrations, solitude and friendships, and of course – life on the river with its food source and its pollution. Hopefully each of these photos, paired with the one next to it, tells you a story.

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Cambodia – a country of contradictions

The simplicity and relaxed nature of the the lives along the banks of the river mask the poverty and lack of basic necessities in which they live. However I do not think I have met a more content and welcoming nation.

Farming the river banks in Cambodia

The Mekong river is central to the lives of those who live along its banks, it supports their mode of transport, supplies their morning fish and their homes are built along its shore. These photos were taken on the Mekong delta in Vietnam and up into Cambodia during the dry season (March 2019)

Life on the Mekong river