Found this post the other day and it was a throwback to an older time in Cambodia with my Khmer Brother, Sister and Soe. But good times were had by all – this year I sadly wouldn’t be with my fake family for new years since they are all grown up and super busy with projects and partners. My previous Khmer New Years are usually exploring fun places like Malaysia, Biking in Thailand, Kampot with Sheen or around the islands…so this year I decided to spice things up and go to one of the top tourist destinations in South East Asia – Siem Reap! Since this is my first Khmer New Year in the Reap, I wasnt quite sure what to expect – its been fun seeing the lanterns on the river, lights on the streets but also shocking how much this town has changed in terms of commercialism. Some good/some bad/some I-don’t-know yet, but the best part is watching everyone dance and have fun on the street. Happy Khmer New Year everyone!
Rithy, Thavry and Soe – this was a great trip! We should organize it :>
WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2009 Khmer New Year with the fake sister and bro
After a billion hrs of travelling by tuk tuk, motorcycle, bus and boat we finally made it to the island. There was one remote village, two tourist bungalows on the 8km long beach with beautiful white sand that crunch while you walk. It was paradise – except for those nasty sand flies.
Overall 5 days on the island just kicked ass. We ate alot of sand[wiches], alot of mangoes/coconuts, got a shit load of sand fly bites and had wayyy to much fun.