If you live in Phnom Penh, you will have noticed that it’s lotus seed season. If you are fortunate enough to pass a lake with lotus flowers you will see hundreds of pink flowers waving in the breeze.
You will also probably have seen many women walking the streets selling seed pods…that is, of course, unless you are me. I keep seeing the seed pods in other people’s shopping bags but I haven’t seen one person actually selling them.
I’ve discovered that lotus pods are relatively hard to find. They are not really sold at the market, and, if they are, they are sold by people walking around the market rather than in a particular place. They are also mostly sold in the morning, not in the afternoon when I do my shopping. In fact, I’ve come to the conclusion that you don’t find them, they find you.
It was for this reason that, when I spied this lady while I was going for a walk at lunch time today, I proceeded to chase her half way around the block.