People who judge others tell more about Who They Are, than Who They Judge. – Donald L. Hicks
I've been to Cambodia on seven separate occasions. Yes, SEVEN! Many of these times were flying from Seoul, South Korea to often rest up and relax as I operate my own consulting business. Just as with those that work more traditional jobs, even as a continuous global traveler, there are times that I need a break myself, whether that be to escape the bitter cold Winter during Seollal (설날), which most Westerners may know as Chinese New Year or the September holiday of Chuseok (추석), which is similar to a harvest festival holiday or comparable a version of the Thanksgiving holiday. It is these two two times during the year that makes it easiest for me to get away without disrupting my clients.
5. CHEAPER THAN THAILAND
4. VISA ON ARRIVAL
Returning to costs for just a moment, normally when I've gone to Cambodia I am there for the full 30-days that are allotted for a tourist visa and I spend about $1,000 for a one month trip to Cambodia and this includes;
1) My RT flight from Seoul to Phnom Penh (average $400 for a direct flight)
2) Private taxi from the airport to the coast (4-hours 222km/138miles $50)
3) Private room at a guest house/hostel $7-$8 per night
4) Average meal is $2-$3
3. USE OF U.S. CURRENCY
at almost 99% of all places I've been including when arriving at the airport the sign posted for all nationalities is listed as $30 USD. The one new exception of using USD that I noticed is at a local pharmacy where I stock up on Amoxicillin, Ciprofloxacin, and Diazapem, but this is no issue as I can still pay in USD the only difference is all products are listed in Riel, while most restaurants, transportation tickets, accommodation prices, etc are listed in U.S. Dollars. This is helpful, not just because I am an American and familiar with our currency, but when it comes to withdrawing money whether it's from my Korean bank account or U.S. banks it avoids an additional step of exchanging money, where of course you always lose more on the exchange rates.