What’s it like to fall in love in Cambodia? Well-known Cambodian writer Kounila Keo interviews Will Koenig, who not only fell in love and got married in Cambodia, but wrote a book about it.
“Falling in the Well of Love” is a collection of humorous short stories and columns Koenig produced during the three years he lived in Cambodia. Says Will:
First of all, I want people to enjoy reading what I wrote, and I hope most of the stories leave them with a smile. One thing I don’t like is that every article, documentary, video or novel about Cambodia dwells on genocide, sweatshops or sex slavery. While these are important issues that deserve to be addressed, there is so much about Cambodia that is fascinating and offers reasons for hope. Cambodia is more than misery and Angkor Wat.
That is so true. And really can’t be said enough. Cambodia today is far more optimistic about its future than it is burdened by its past. Phnom Penh is a vibrant capital with a burgeoning arts and entertainment scene. World-class food is plentiful. Art exhibitions, theater performances and live music events occur regularly. And the locals, despite the country’s history, are among the most genuine and friendly people you’re likely to meet anywhere in Asia.