The young lady on this picture is from Cambodia. I took her photo in the Royal Palace, Phnom Penh. I was wandering around looking up on the wonderful gables or something when she came up the stairs, stopped and took up position right in front of me. With a big smile on her face. Clearly ready for a picture.
She spoke no English but apparently had it as her job to welcome tourists to the marvellous palace area. The famous smiles of southeast Asia has almost always been earnest, is my experience.
“Poverty with dignity is better than wealth based on shame.” (Buddhist saying)
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