When you first arrive in Cambodia and see a brightly coloured striped marquee/gazebo/tent erected, DO NOT STAY anywhere near it. I mean even within 5 blocks distance. This is a Cambodian Wedding. They are loud and go for days. Unless of course you like to listen to loudspeakers with chanting, Cambodian music in various forms (depending on their budget) and Cambodian comedy. We were unfortunate to have one right next door to our room in our guesthouse. I have never experienced sleep deprivation like it. Although a very unique experience and worth a look for the beautiful wedding garb and customs. I was also fascinating by their dancing. A very reserved sort of "Twin Peaks on Valium" style line dancing!
#1 wendo has been a member since 14/8/2008. Posts: 10
Noise is part of the life, here in cambodia, that makes people happy.
I would say you were very lucky to see one wedding party, and most of time, they can invite you to join the party.
It usually last only two days. And as a traveller, you should enjoy to learn about the country you're travelling in, or take "boule Quiès" with you...
#2 lovelygh has been a member since 24/9/2008. Posts: 10
I was not complaining ACTUALLY. I did enjoy the country immensely in the 6 months that I spent there -My comments were meant as a small word of warning to people and also letting them know in advance what the tent/gazebo's were for.
Yes I was honoured to attend several weddings etc and witness many and I was intrigued by the beauty of them.
Unfortunately my earplugs did not work but thank you for the lessons in travel etiquette and French!
#3 wendo has been a member since 14/8/2008. Posts: 10
I'm sorry if i misunderstood.
I didn't mean to give any lessons, but sometimes, we feel like some travellers complain about many things, and especially noise...
Thanks for the word "earplugs"...i forgot!
#4 lovelygh has been a member since 24/9/2008. Posts: 10
Oh ... and I didn't mean to reply so harshly. I am back in reality and stressful working life and it seems the tranquility and happiness I felt there has been eroded away. I must remember the smiles and graciousness of the people and what is really important in life and practice it myself!
Thank you :)
#5 wendo has been a member since 14/8/2008. Posts: 10
Well, even if i stay here, in Cambodia, i should apply it to myself also...
#6 lovelygh has been a member since 24/9/2008. Posts: 10