Friendship, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Now-a-days Cambodian Siem Reap has two faces, one is historical Heritage of Angkor, which is destination place of many tourists, and a second one is poverty and misery of local communities. Street kids are there in many places in the suburbs and the heart of the town. However you still can see welcoming friendship smiles on their faces.

Friendship, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Nikon D90 | Exposure f/10 @ 1/200sec | ISO 200 | Focal Length 18mm
Friendship, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | September 11
Award Score: 58.5 (Value 11, Clarity 10, Composition 16, Style 11, Skill 10.5)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Travel Photography
Photograph Location: Siem Reap, Cambodia

Photographer: Ryszard Wierzbicki (Swindon, United Kingdom) Registered
Born in 1963, Ryszard Wierzbicki is a graduate of University of Gdańsk in Poland, and completed his master degree of Social Sciences in Children Care Education in 1992. He worked in an orphanage and four other companies, where he served the positions of Educator, Marketing Specialist, and Sales & Marketing Manager in various branches including child care, dentistry, orthodontics, and IT. Apart from his regular jobs he continued developing his Scuba Diving qualification resulted as an instructor level in PADI. After emigrating to UK in 2006, he began his real travel and photography experience. He loves to explore South-East Asia, where he volunteers occasionally with Stu and the Kids charity organization of Thai and Burmese Orphans ( He established two forums for active travelers and photographers named Instant Travelling ( and World Around ( in 2010. Changed to an ironed suit and laptop for cargo trousers, hoodie jacket, and knapsack, Ryszard have been managing freely the passion of photography, traveling, and scuba diving. He is now self-employed as Marketing Advisor and Tour Organizer, happily divorced, and has no kids.

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