Pool And Pepper
Trip Start Feb 25, 2012
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Purchased by an older German man (who brought the internet to Cambodia) and his Khmer wife just a few months ago, the place was a small operation. He gave us a rundown of how pepper is grown, harvested and the expansion they were undertaking. Pepper grows on vines like tiny grapes, that climb the height of the twelve foot stakes they are planted beside. It takes four years before you can harvest off a plant, then its harvested numerous times for six months out of the year. Pepper is not native to this region so it has to be shielded from the sun to an extent.
It was still early in the day when we left the farm so we got Mr. Vunthy to take us to one of the limestone caves. This was by far the smallest and least tourist developed caves we have seen. If it wasn't for the awesome panoramic view of Kep, the gulf and a few Vietnamese islands in the gulf, it would not have been worth the trip. The almost neon green rice paddocks stretched in a
On the way back to our resort we stopped off at the crab market for some take away lunch. Not realizing how many we'd get, we bought a kilo of crab for five bucks. The crabs were so fresh, the lady went into the ocean to get them for us, before cooking them on the spot. As a side dish we bought some sticky rice and for dessert it was waffles. When we got back to the resort we opened the bag to find seven fair sized crabs. We could only muster down five and gave the rest to the hotel staff.
The rest of the day we swam around in the pool and enjoyed the sunset with a bottle of vine that night.