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Terrorism and Mrs. Oi Roth | Elderly of the World
We went to Siem Reap in the North of Cambodia to talk with elderly in a rural environment. We were not prepared for what we would encounter in Siem Reap. It is small city with 250.000 inhabitants. This small town is totally dominated by the tourist industry, receiving 2,3 million tourists in one year. Hotels from 800 down to 8 dollar a night can be found in this not so Cambodian, small town. The tourist district has its own "Pub Street" dominated by Pizza, Mexican food and Belgian beer. Everybody goes to the Angkor Wat temple district to see the 12th-century ruins of old temples. Totally destroyed by terrorism. When you visit you are one of the 1000 a day. Be sure to fight for a nice photo without tourist in sight, to keep up appearances that you really were on a spectacular journey. Siem reap has seen an enormous flight in the amount of tourists, without the local community benefiting likewise. Or the tourist goes to the lake Tonle Sap, to visit one of these cute villages of fishermen