So you have been told you’re the only Cambodian in Panama. Then you move to a tiny village far out in the countryside. What are the chances of meeting other Cambodians, who are not even allowed in their neighbouring countries without a visa? You’d be surprised. In the three years that we live here we met two Cambodians, one Laotian and one Thai. On the other hand we never had any tourist form Brazil, Portugal or Turkey.
Strange how the world can sometimes be so small: the Cambodian staying with us right now is from the same town as my wife and even knows some of her friends. If it ever was a good time to come to our restaurant it is now: special Asian dishes are being prepared every day.