The folks in Cambodia are good natured, friendly and earthy. It only takes a joke or friendly gesture to break the ice, and you're on your way to social acceptance.

For the record, I get a lot of emails telling me what a nice guy Mr Pumpy is, and what a jerk I am, but really folks, believe me, it's not all it seems.

This pic is taken up along the Mekong on the way to Kratie. Barang is the Cambodian term for foreigners cf. farang in Thai.