Last updated on September 8th, 2017
The Curious History of the Riel and Dollarisation in Cambodia
Cambodia’s official national currency is the riel (the unofficial one being the US dollar). The riel has been in useRead more.
A Fistful of Dollars and Riels: Paying in Cash in Cambodia
The national currency of Cambodia is the Khmer Riel but US dollars are commonly accepted for everyday transactions. There isRead more.
Climate and Weather: When is the Best Time to Travel to Cambodia?
You can come anytime to Cambodia! But depending on whether you like it hot, cold, wet or dry, some daysRead more.
How to Haggle over Prices at Cambodian Markets
If you don’t know the usual price for an item you are interested in. I suggest you check prices atRead more.
How to Count in Khmer
For a quick start, you only need to learn numbers from 0 to 5 and multiples of 10. That’s onlyRead more.
How Many People Can Ride on a Cambodian Motorbike Taxi (Moto Dup)?
The easiest way to get around in Cambodia is on a motorbike. You’re travelling with a group of friends. ShouldRead more.
Hanging out in Phnom Penh
King Father Norodom Sihanouk composed a famous song called “Phnom Penh”, which croons about the local “joie de vivre”. ThoseRead more.
A Typical Day Living in Phnom Penh
Phnom Penhers get up early. They start cleaning their houses at around five. When the night air is still aRead more.
Useful Everyday Khmer Expressions and Words
If there is one expression you should learn, it is Sok Sabay, which is used to greet people, ask howRead more.