Re: (Not) Lost inside Cambodia
You might be surprised. Cambodia is a wonderful place to visit if you do so at the right time of year and with the right frame of mind. Accommodation prices are great, you can rough it in reasonable comfort for as little as $2USD/night if you choose to.
If you avoid the backpacker and western tourist/sexpat circuits (Phnom Phen, Victory Hill/Sihanoukville as much as possible it's still a pretty wild and wonderful place, with some really nice people. Prices are unbelievably cheap by western standards, but 'tourist taxes' are prevalent, but only equate to a few USD.
With the discovery of oil reserves off the coast, the economy (what there is of one anyway) and the country might start to change considerably in the years to come. I''d say the time to visit is soon, before the oil changes things.
I did read an amusing article (link below), which was intended to address the questions of a first time US traveller (only posted link due to the 'Septic Tank' handle you use :)
Cambodia gets a lot of bad press, which quite frankly it doesn't generally deserve. Stay clear of happy pizza, drugs and sex tourism and it's a fantastic place to go.