Monday, April 15, 2013

Happy Khmer New Year!

Today is the last official day of Khmer New Year, but that doesn't mean the festivities will end today. Cambodians know how to make a vacation extend as long as possible.

In honor of Khmer New Year and all of the people who will get bags of water and baby powder thrown at them today, and all of the volunteers who will get little to no sleep thanks to all of the music blasting throughout the village, I decided to post some of my favorite pictures that we took of Cambodia.

A year ago today Hal and I were returning from our trip to Scotland through Thailand. As we rode in our overpriced holiday time taxi to our village we watched children on the side of the road throw bags of water at people on motorcycles followed by bags of baby powder. Everything shuts down for Khmer New Year, everyone goes back to their villages and parties for like 3 days straight. I can't believe it's been a year already!

Sou Sdai Chinam Tmai!

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Rolled Up Pretty said...

I want to go there for Khmer New Year! I love how adventurous you guys are! That is so awesome! :) How is being a Douala going? Where did you go to school?

Rachel said...

They do the same thing in Thailand! One year we were unexpectedly there during that time and we had a blast--spending the whole day on the streets in a gigantic water fight with strangers--we were soaking wet and caked and recaked with powder by the time we got back to the hotel.

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Ah that sounds AMAZING.

Ashley said...

Bags of baby powder and water sounds kinda terrible!! hahah!!! But it is something to always remember, right? I love hearing stories from your all your travels!

WhisperingWriter said...

Sounds like a blast!

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