His name is Don and he speaks English with a painfully adorable mottled Cambodian-Australian accent.
The birthday girl, her friend, and Don all work in the tourism industry so they’re used to having travelers hanging around and it shows; they immediately dispel my awkward traveler’s anxiety with smiles and questions, and a stiff gin and tonic. I try again: “If you like a girl, how do you start talking to her? But now, everyone goes to school and they live life by their own self.
They desperately want to meet decent Western men, but the only guys that show up are alcoholic sex tourists. That’s how amazing it is when you connect with girls that other men ignore. The average Khmer woman is 1.52 meters tall…or should I better say small?
You might be fishing for beauties in a much smaller pond, but once you catch one you’re much less likely to face any real hurdles to getting a relationship going.
In most of the Southeast Asian countries that are considered home to the most beautiful ladies, it is a tougher feat to actually score with them.
They have a few folding tables set up on the side of a quiet, dark street that’s more like an alley.
They have a lot of food, and a lot of gin and a lot of tonic.