Mr Sorm Son invited us to his house for dinner on our first night in SR. It was a scary yet thrilling experience. The road to his house is very dark (without street light).
After about 20 minutes of ride from town, our van make a turn into the middle of a forest. At this moment, all we can see is the light of the headlamp of the van. After another 5 minutes in the forest, the van came to a stop and we saw Mr Sorm waiting there.
We then walked for another 15 minutes in total darkness to his house with only torch lights. On the way to his house, my friends and I jokingly said to each other "what's the worst thing that could happen to us? wake up in the morning with a scar at the back and a missing kidney?"
Finally, we reached his house and his wife together with his brother-in-law greeted us. We then settled down in the living room = dining room = bed room. We had our dinner together with 2 other tourists. I feel so sorry for not being able to finish all the dishes as his wife cooked a lot!
Well, I have always wanted to experience their local lifestyle, see their culture, taste their food, etc. To me, ordering Cambodian meal in the local restaurant is not "Cambodian" enough, what I wanted is to taste their own home-cook food, and here I am, in the middle of no way, having dinner in a Cambodian home together with Cambodians. Its just simply PERFECT!
In short, if you really want to feel like a Cambodian, consider Mr Sorm. He is well-mannered, warm, understanding, generous, cute (especially when he is drunk), and he has a great smile indeed. Needless to say, I recommend him!
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