Khmer New Year- What Seemed Like Such a Good Idea

The Cambodian (Khmer) new year festival is the biggest celebration of the year, lasting three to four days and involving much decorating and some pretty hard partying.  It’s also during the hottest time of the year.  It’s not for the weak- there are huge crowds, dust, and overwhelming heat.  Kanya (my traveling companion) thought it […]

A Very Embarrassing Cambodian Photoshoot

In which Kanya and I go get Cambodian glamor shots… All the girls in Kanya’s family have Cambodian glamor shots.  They look like beautiful Khmer dolls, pale lily-white and heavily made-up.  We naturally had to go get our own done.  It was quite the experience.  We get to the studio as a bride is finishing […]