Jinsee takes us to Phnom Penh, the largest city in Cambodia.
Despite the extensive cultural and historical attractions the city of Phnom Penh had to offer, I decided to travel along with my new local friend, Socheth Ros, to his village in Pea Reang district. Socheth is a tuk-tuk driver, so we mostly got around on his beloved vehicle.
This agricultural village where Socheth grew up, is about 70km away from Phnom Penh city. Socheth’s elder sister, a mother of 4 kids, welcomed us with heart-warming cooking. I’m especially fond of the freshly plucked Morning Glory – fried with garlic, a delicious yet simple local specialty.
Besides the amazing view of paddy fields, for the very first time, I truly felt a sense of serenity and simplicity, and the pure innocence of the people living in the village. Neighbours would gather around to keep their guests company. I felt incredibly lucky to have Socheth as my local guide and translator.
Cambodia was truly mesmerizing.
This photo essay was put together by Jinsee Foo.
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