Last year, I spent two weeks travelling in Cambodia during the post-monsoon months. Starting from Siem Reap, I quickly moved on from the well-known temples of Angkor Wat, seeking to understand the everyday life in the country. The quest times took me through some remote places with endless stretch of lush green paddies, and also to floating settlements in Tonle Sap Lake.
This small village, just a short drive north-west of Phnom Penh, was a pleasure to be in. It was an expanse of paddy fields dotted with small hamlets, through which you could keep walking all through the day (or drive, if you so prefer). When the sun was about to set, I went in search of a calm waterbody that reflected cluster of palms. I did not have to go far to find water in these wet landscapes. And the sun smiled for me that evening, generously painting the sky with bright colours.