The people of Cambodia are soft spoken, gracious & the sweetest people I’ve ever met! Right away you can feel the good vibes the people give off that reflect on the country. Everyone is all smiley & children came running up to me so excited just to say “hi.” They speak great English as well. Walking around my hotel there were a good amount of US citizens here on vacation. The hotels are large buildings sitting back from the main road. Laying out at the hotel’s clean over-sized pools makes you forget about the dusty roads you take from the airport.
You can spot the popular lotus flower all over. Either women balancing baskets on their head with the dried green seed cups (that contain the lotus fruit in them) to seeing damp, muddy lands just full of these flowers on side of the road. I stopped at one woman’s lotus farm. She was so excited to show that before becoming a flower there’s actually an edible fruit inside. She took off her shoes & jumped in the swamp-like land to pick one & give it to me to try. It looked like an almond but didn’t have much of a taste.
We walked through Angkor Wat. More temples There are tour guides right outside the temple to walk through & tell you about them. After that we bought some gifts from some children selling bracelets they made.
Out of all my India & Southeast Asia travels Cambodia was by far my favorite! The people made my travels here unforgettable. It was not what I expected. I will definitely be back one day!