Though the results of this practice are decidedly mixed, some foreign men who have done it are quite happy with their situation.
A wife under these circumstances is expected to be obedient and serve her husband, though she will also traditionally have control of the household finances.
After so much hardship, it seems that the entire society is living day-to-day, only concerned about their immediate survival… As a foreigner used to women who have personalities and individual thoughts, it can seem like Khmer girls don’t.
For those interested in marriage, Cambodia is a country where a foreign man, enjoying his relatively high social status, can easily have a marriage arranged for him with a beautiful young woman.
Physically, they are probably the least attractive race of women in Southeast Asia, and they do little to make up for this with their personalities.
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.