Culture Shock in Cambodia

Have questions or resources regarding Khmer Culture? This forum is all about the Kingdom of Cambodia's culture. Khmer language, Cambodian weddings, French influence, Cambodian architecture, Cambodian politics, Khmer customs, etc? This is the place. Living in Cambodia can cause you to experience a whole new level of culture shock, so feel free to talk about all things related to the Khmer people, and their traditions. And if you want something in Khmer script translated into English, you will probably find what you need.
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Re: Culture Shock in Cambodia

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Wed Apr 22, 2015 12:33 pm

i dunno about anyone else, but the first couple of times having to use a squat toilet...
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Re: Culture Shock in Cambodia

Post by phuketrichard » Wed Apr 22, 2015 12:47 pm

sometimes,
much of my overseas travel was pre travel books ( no lonely planets, no internet, no trip advisor nada, zip)

things are different everywhere no shock to me
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Re: Culture Shock in Cambodia

Post by Samouth » Wed Apr 22, 2015 12:50 pm

Jamie_Lambo wrote:i dunno about anyone else, but the first couple of times having to use a squat toilet...
I agree Squat Toilet is quite uncomfortable, but i am sure it was used in Europe too.
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Re: Culture Shock in Cambodia

Post by Samouth » Wed Apr 22, 2015 12:51 pm

phuketrichard wrote:sometimes,
much of my overseas travel was pre travel books ( no lonely planets, no internet, no trip advisor nada, zip)

things are different everywhere no shock to me
I guess it is great to always expect that things are different everywhere, so we will not be shocked.
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