Across the continents

Asia and Africa, two completely different continents. Different cultures, different habits, different people. Concerning Cambodia and South Sudan, there’s also a different level of development. Still, there are things that are alike. Some problems are the same. In both countries, the national government wants to lay as many tasks as possible at the local level, but remain in control. That doesn’t work. In both countries there are “ghost workers”, people who are employed by the government and receive a salary, but never show up at their work. A phenomenon that’s remarkably difficult to combat.

Daily life can be remarkably alike as well (left Cambodia, right South Sudan):

Brother and sister
Brother and sister
Sister and brother
Sister and brother
Tuk tuk in de regen
Tuk tuk trying to ride through the rain in
Phnom Penh
Riksha op de markt
Riksha driving through the puddles in the rain in Wau
Fishing in the Mekong
Fishing in the Mekong
Traversing the Jur
Traversing the Jur
Partytent
Partytent. When you don’t know where the party is, just follow the music, audible from miles around.
Partytent
Partytent. When you don’t know where the party is, just follow the music, audible from miles around.
Market
Market hall with vegetables. Meat, fish, shoes, clothes and household equipment also available.
Market
Open air market with vegetables. Meat, fish, shoes, clothes and household equipment also available.
Fruit
Which ones do you recognize?
Fruit
Any new ones here?
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