The Food: I actually had pretty decent Mexican food in Cambodia. It seems odd, but true. Not as good as San Diego by any means, but commendable under the circumstances. Also cool was the fact that there were a few different restaurants in town that worked as non-profits with all proceeds supporting orphanages and displaced children. I thought the concept was unique as they also help to give these kids jobs in a positive environment. They served both snake and eel for a few bucks, which I passed on without hesitation.
The Locals: The people in Cambodia were very friendly. One thing extremely sad about the region is the toll that internal war (only a few decades ago) has taken within the country and the atrocities some people have since had to contend with (missing limbs, etc...). If they can have a smile on their face, I have no reason to ever get down about any current difficulty in my life. Cliche but true, traveling like this broadens your perspective greatly.
Next on my list, Vietnam and meeting up with my LA buddy, Brian.