It is very common for Cambodians to climb trees, however, it’s not everyday we get to see someone doing it.
Beside our second-floor balcony we enjoyed watching one of our neighbors free climb their coconut tree which was loaded with fruit. He made it look rather easy as he scurried up this tall tree (about 40 feet) using only his hands and feet, no ladder or rope to harvest the large, heavy clusters of coconuts.
Amazingly, he did this barefooted and without gloves while carrying a long, sharp machete!
He noticed we were watching him and posed for the camera and then graciously gave us one he had just picked…we love coconut and can’t wait to eat it 😉