“Just a bunch of broken old men and skinny-ass girls.” f course, it shouldn’t have surprised me.
After a few months in Phnom Penh, the most shocking thing was how quickly shocking things had ceased to shock to me.
Their French friend is there too and he is quite drunk and happy to be entertaining everybody. ” Don looks at me, exhales patiently, and explains that in Cambodian culture, chatting up girls is not really a thing. They get more smart.” He explains that he thought the Khmer Rouge made people “stupid” by limiting their worldview.
Halfway into my drink I work up the nerve to ask Don if I can interview him about dating in Cambodia and he agrees albeit hesitantly. But, he says that it has changed a bit since when he was young. I ask if you can be gay in Cambodia and he says, “Oof, yeah, it’s really hard. It’s not…” He looks up, searching for a word, “polite.” He says it’s not widely accepted in Cambodia and that he’d even seen gay boys “smashed in the face” for being gay. ” Seizing the moment, and Don’s long wild hair in his hands the Drunk Frenchman informs me, “Hey!
“It’s way less creepy than I thought it’d be.” “Yeah,” he nodded, glancing around.Ironically, Cambodia is one of the easiest places imaginable to get laid for a foreigner, both male and female.Polyamory is the norm in the tourist areas, and sex has about as much meaning as a kiss in places like the beaches of Sihanoukville and the Lakeside of Phnom Penh.Romantic love as a concept is not very well developed in a country where the vast majority of marriages are arranged.Cambodia, overall, is probably the most sexually conservative society in the Mekong Delta region.There are many sights and activities you can do, to know the culture and the wonderful scenery the country has to offer..