our second cambodian christmas carried on many of the happy traditions of our first & also included some new fun...
we attended a christmas eve carol service & then returned to our house with many friends for a feast of cookies & appetizers & a white elephant gift exchange. then we all dragged out of mattresses & pillows, strung mosquito nets & slept outside under the stars on our porch.
all was calm & bright (except for the lovely smell of the sewage canal & the non-stop barking of the neighborhood dogs).
in the morning we celebrated christmas morning together with a delicious breakfast, coffee & bailey's. we rounded out the day with a traditional christmas dinner of indian food at a nearby restaurant.
as cambodians would say, happy merry christmas, indeed!