Cambodia

Overview

Capital: Phnom Penh
Currency: Cambodian riel**
Language: Khmer - "come-eye"

  • Thank you: Arkun - "Or koon"
  • Hello: "Hello" seemed to be perfectly acceptable

Cambodia was the second country I visited in Southeast Asia and was a big change from my first stop in Thailand. Cambodia is much more undeveloped than its Thai neighbor. Surprisingly, it also seemed more expensive - maybe because most prices are quoted in dollars. Anyway, I loved my time in Cambodia and highly suggest a visit. It's especially perfect if you prefer the grungier, less built up travel destinations. 

**USD are also used in Cambodia. As the ATMs dispense USD, I found myself dealing with a combination of dollars and riel. ​