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Samnang laor! - May 2, 2017
If you come here, be nice to everyone (but don't let the tuk-tuk drivers and touts walk all over you). Learn 5 words/phrases in Khmer and use them. That's enough and it'll be a nice thing. - May 18, 2015
Phnom Penh is an easy city to live in, but not an exciting one. You'll make what you want of it. And a lot of that will depend on the people who are there with you and social circle you develop to make your own fun. - Feb 13, 2015
Fair warning, the driving here is often described as the "wild west" and that's pretty accurate. People go where they want without regard for any laws and the police will only enforce the law when they see someone doing something wrong that they think they could get a bribe out of. Cambodia is certainly an interesting post and it can exhaust you after a while but you will make lasting friendships out of it. - Aug 13, 2013
Cambodia is a great country, while at times it can be a challenging place to live (especially when compared to its larger and more successful neighbor - Thailand), it is definitely worth a visit. I was originally supposed to be there for longer than I was, but I had to cut my tour short due to work related reasons. With that said, I would gladly go back if the opportunity arose. - Oct 9, 2010
W. Somerset Maughan said that in Cambodia you can see people in the villages living their lives in the same way as the images you see carved into the walls of Angkor Wat 800 years ago. Get out of Phnom Penh and and into the countryside to see it while it lasts, it's going fast. - Feb 27, 2008