Walking along Pub Street in Siem Reap, Cambodia I saw this girl with her feet in this huge fish-tank, and I took the photo above. I asked her if it tickled, she said it did at first, but then you get used to it. The fish feed on your dead skin cells, cleaning it while they eat. It’s sort of like a pedicure, when they scrape your feet.
So a little later that night, I tried it. I had heard about it from friends, so I figured why not. I walked up to a place with a giant fish tank and asked how much it cost.
$2 GETS YOU A BEER &
30 MINUTES IN THE TANK
That seemed like a good deal to me. I can't remember the last time I laughed that hard. A few of us stuck our feet in and hysterics ensued for the first 5 or 10 minutes, but eventually it stopped tickling and we began to watch the patterns of the fish. Big fish claiming territory on the best tasting feet and scaring away the smaller fish. It was a very cool experience, but one I'll remember next time I see tilapia on a menu.