"The most interesting thing in Cambodia is not Angkor Wat, it's the people,"
insists travel agent Diana Rimedio of Transair Cambodia.
With more than five years experience in Cambodia she see the Khmers as "soul
artists, good at chatting and entertaining, extremely friendly and kind".
On the surface, many Khmers appear shy but this is gradually changing as their exposure
to outside influences and people grows.
Although Cambodia is a former French colony, the drive these days is to learn English
and students always appear willing to talk.
Former Soviet influence and training has left many Khmers with East bloc language
skills, including Russian, German and Hungarian, to name a few.
Chinese, Vietnamese and Thai are also spoken.