4100 riel is one US dollar
While still true in parts, the gentrification of Phnom Penh is full steam. A developing middle class is emerging, while the affluent clearly boast their $$$.Still not bad!!! $2 or so per hour is incredibly huge money over there. Many make only $2 per day.
AgreedThe people of Hun Sen's kleptocratic dictatorship deserve much better than what they have. They were promised democracy and have ended up with a state where a mad dictator is the new Brother No. 1.
It's a situation that right now is a slow burn.. eliminating his opposition through killing or imprisoning them.Correct. That "one-eyed bastard" (as Sihanouk once called him) will cling to power until the day he has one Botox injection too many. In an interview I have that he gave in 1987, he said he didn't want to be Prime Minister. He would prefer to be a simple farmer growing a little rice and raising fish by the Mekong. Then he realised he could just steal everyone else's fish and rice (and money and gold and land and Human Rights) instead. Hope that goes well for you and your partner. If it goes to guacamole, make sure you catch a Grab to the border (don't get an Uber: 5X surge once the gunfire starts).