While navigating the streets of various Cambodian towns, certain themes develop. One is the ubiquitous question of “would you like Tuk Tuk?” Another involves a certain kind of massage. One overarching theme is that of the cost of things, and I was pleasantly surprised to find that most everything costs one dollar.
A large bottle of water? One dollar. A kg of laundry? One dollar. A short Tuk Tuk ride? One dollar. A souvenir bracelet? One dollar. Cambodia baseball caps? One dollar. Unsolicited travel advice from a local? One dollar. A snack? One dollar. A can of Angkor beer? One dollar. A one day bike rental with free water and map? One dollar.
The moral of the story? When you are packing for your Cambodia adventure, make room for a stack of one dollar bills. They will serve you well.