Chambok, a rural community two hours outside of Phnom Penh, hosts homestays with local families so that travelers can experience Cambodian village life. The 700+ families who live in Chambok are mostly rice and vegetable farmers. The community-based tourism project provides additional income for the local people. In Chambok I ate homemade Cambodian meals, watched children perform traditional dances, and trekked to a waterfall. One of my fellow travelers brought balloons for the children, and blowing up the balloons and playing with the delighted children was the highlight of my stay.