This is a small village on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, the residents here call it the birdnest. The residents have been moved from the city center to the outskirts. Their small shanty homes are on flood grounds meaning they are constantly in water. Illness is a big problem as they have no money for medication. The water is full of sewage and garbage, there is no running water or drainage. Most people here have foot rot and other skin disease's. After wading through the water i could feel my skin itching and irritable. The residents where extremely happy to see me here, they want foreigners to see how they are forced to live, in the hope that their lives could be improved. I have decided to postpone my tip to the golden triangle and dedicate some time to the people who live here.
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