7 December 2009

Dirty Cambodian Money

"Ohhh...no no!", said the moto-taxidriver as I handed him a US dollar. He had noticed that the top right-hand corner of the note was ever-so slightly brown and burnt.

Oh no exactly. How did I not notice that someone had already slipped me the 'dirty' dollar.

Cambodian lesson #1 - always check that any change you receive in US dollars is in pristine condition. A dirty, torn or burnt-cornered US note is unacceptable.

However, as shown, Cambodian Riel - the local currency - is accepted in any state whatsoever!

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