Living in Phnom Penh: Suorsdei Chanam Thmei!

or Happy Khmer New Year! You’d say, whoa! were halfway through the year and you’re just celebrating new year? Yes, my dear friends, Cambodia (as well as Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, India and Sri Lanka). You can check out this wiki article why these countries celebrate […]

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Farewell, King Father..

The past few days, I had been saddened by death, ¬†while amazed, warmed and awed with the Khmer people and the depth of love and respect they have for their revered King Father, Norodom Sihanouk. At the age of 89, King Sihanouk died in Beijing, […]

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Cambodia Snapshots: Orkun Charan

Two young Khmer girls giving some alms to an elder and doing the sompiah as a sign of respect. The elder in turn give thanks and blessings. This is one of favorite snapshots of Cambodia, it says a lot of their culture. Respecting elders is […]

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A Visit to Wat Vihear Sour in Kandal

Kandal is a Cambodian province not usually mentioned in tourist guides, and for some reason places like these appeal more to me. So when my sister-in-law suggested we go there, visit some family friends and also visit Wat Vihear Sour, a well known pagoda, I […]

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Cambodia Snapshots: Colorful Pagoda

Have you ever wondered how the interiors of the pagodas look like? It’s actually one of my favorite things to see. So today’s Cambodia Snapshots entry features an interior of one pagoda in Kandal. I’m used to tagging along with my mother-in-law whenever she visits […]

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