My dad and I were so lucky to be in Siem Reap for the Khmer New Year or Chaul Chnam Thmey. For three days Cambodian families are out in the streets wishing each other good luck for the new year, which usually falls on April 13th or 14th based on a lunar calendar.

Old Market Siem Reap

When I returned from my daily trip to the “Old Market” in Siem Ream, I accidentally dropped one of the large, plump red grapes I had bartered for on the kitchen floor. I picked it up and, out of habit, I started to throw it away. Then I laughed at myself, shrugged and tossed …