Archives: February 2011
Day 7 photo: Sleeping cyclo driver.
“Cambodia’s iconic cyclos are dwindling with decreased demand from residents in the capital, Phnom Penh, but drivers are hoping an increased tourist trade will help them survive.
The three-wheeled cyclo, with its bucket seat between the two front wheels for the passengers, and the driver perched high up behind them above the rear wheel, pedalling away, was brought to Cambodia by the French 70 years ago.
Ten years ago, 9,000 drivers made their livings pedalling cyclos around the capital – today there are just 1,300.” (source)
The rest of the one photo a day series can be found here: http://www.kellyanthony.com/blog/category/a-photo-a-day/