Cambodian Tourism

NPR's Anne Garrels reports from Pnom Penh, on the popularity of Cambodia as a tourist destination for young backpackers. She visits a guest house called, "Cloud Nine," where a kilogram of marijuana is readily available for around two U.S. dollars. Although drugs are illegal, authorities generally ignore marijuana use, because the government wants the hard currency that the young tourists spend.

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