Kampot is a small riverside town about four hours drive south of Phnom Penh - with the roads in their current condition that is. The last time we were there, about five years ago and with the roads in “Cambodia-good” condition, it was closer to a 2.5-3 hour drive, just to give you an idea of “current condition.” The last time we were there was right before we returned to the states in August 2014 and I’ve been wanting to see the salt harvest ever since then. It was on that trip that we first heard about the salt fields, but harvest only happens during the dry season, December - April, so that August all we saw was barren paddy-like fields, not particularly compelling. Finally, this past weekend, with a three day break from school, we were able to make the trip down. While we enjoyed a few days away from the city for many reasons, it was getting to see the salt harvest that really made the trip. It’s a fascinating (and impressive) traditional process.