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Travel with Children

Khmers love kids — especially foreign (and blonde) ones and will lavish plenty of attention on them — it’s well intentioned, so you needn’t worry unduly.

People tend to drive like maniacs in whatever lane takes their fancy, and don’t respect zebra crossings at all, so take particular care when near roads. Instruct older children that this is not like home and to remain alert. Hold onto younger kids when crossing the street. Such practices as kidnapping are actually less common here than they are in the west. The vast majority of the Khmer people don’t want to make any trouble for you or your family.