10 months ago
I travelled to four countries in Southeast Asia with my friends to spend the public holidays last month. Along with the journey of course were great experiences. I could talk about the Krama weaving for one.
We just got done roaming around the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and decided to go to UCC so I can have my daily dose of caffeine. Then we walked around some more and got to a park and saw these kids running in circles, laughing, and playing folk games that seemed unfamiliar to us. We were urged by the kids to play with them together with some other foreigners, but the games involved dancing so I opted not to join in :P Then we went to the pagoda where the weaving materials were placed. We basically got invited the minute we went to their registration desk. We were given a mini passport containing all the details of the event and then proceeded to the elders who taught us about the weaving process, hands-on and one on one. What's really cool about this experience was they welcomed both locals and tourists to join and contribute on their attempt to weave a thousand-meter Krama which is their traditional scarf, spearheaded by @gogocambodia . What a great way to introduce their culture, right? Also this place was overflowing with interaction, locals and tourists dancing together, talking to each other, and eating on the side of the park. Hope they make it to the Guinness Book of World Records! By the way, it's a six-month-long event so if they still hadn't made it to a thousand, maybe you can join and have some fun too :) You can visit gogocambodia.asia/en/ to know more about it if you want.