Not in Vain

The wedding is going to be massive – we are going to have at least 500-600 guests and an elaborate ceremony that will last from Saturday evening with Buddhist monks, through Sunday morning (the bride will be up at three having her hair prepared), eventually conking out as evening falls…

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Special Events Cambodia Style

One of the more fascinating aspects of Khmer culture is the way they celebrate weddings and funerals and other special events. For a small fee they get a permit to take over public space in front of their property; however, since most properties are rowhouse type – here called shophouses…

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Marrying a Khmer Woman

Lexus or Hovel? It’s important to understand that you are marrying into a family. If they are poor, they will not only smell bad, but bring such matters as ‘buffalo die’ to your attention. Your house will soon fill with relatives you never knew you had, and wish you didn’t….

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