SALT AND PEPPER PLANTATIONS in KAMPOT CAMBODIA
Kampot province, Cambodia
I admit, we don’t plan our trips too much. And especially in advance. We don’t create special notes and collect detailed information on the best places to stay, recommended places to eat, places to visit and so on.
Just read a little to have a mall idea. Unless we get caught on something very interesting, then spend more time on the computer or phone.
Anyway mainly we learn about everything already being in place. From tourist brochures books, from travelers living here already for a longer period of time (unfortunately, not local, as they are struggling to communicate due to limited English). Somehow live experience – most effective.
Before our arrival to Kampot, we did not know in this region high-end pepper is grown – KAMPOT PEPPER.
It was interesting to walk around one of the plantation with a guide, who told us everything for free, showed . We were impressed how carefully monitored each pepper tree. Laced daily irrigation valve, used only natural fertilizer – manure (the large tubs filled) …
We bought a bag of red pepper (200g- $ 6:50). Only it is not clear when we will have an opportunity to try them. As we travel without kitchen and have nowhere to cook!
Another, no less interesting visit was the salt fields. For the first time we saw how the salt is gathered.
Where the salt come from? Well ocean water through the channels is pumped into the man-made pools – ditches. Once water evaporates it leaves a thick layer of salt. Every morning, workers are gathering it thoroughly. And filled large baskets of salt carrying them into storage (great stables).
Perhaps after looking at the pictures you’ll have better understanding.
It was nice and interesting to see. However, felt sorry for the workers, working so hard…
We don’t realize what a long path salt has to cover just to end up on our daily table …