A Street Photography Journal in Siem Reap Cambodia

Through the lens and into the backstreets of Siem Reap, street photographer Serey Siv offers guests a glimpse of Cambodian local life on his morning photography tour with experiential travel hub, Backstreet Academy. The Khmer-Canadian photographer, musician and urban skater set up the tours as a way to promote his Khmer roots through the lens…

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Finding Passion, Purpose & Happiness at 31

As I approach 31, and as I sit here in my dorm room in Nepal reading the introduction to Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist I feel like I’m reading my own memoir. All this talk about the universe and signs and manifestations -words that I would once deem unexplainable now resonate with me so much, more…

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Ethical Eateries in Kathmandu Nepal

The ethical eateries series is back and this time I’m in Nepal’s capital city of Kathmandu. From cafes that support local and rural community projects to momo making lessons supporting survivors of human trafficking, Kathmandu has revealed a community-minded network of individuals and businesses looking to improve the livelihoods of people across the nation. There also seems…

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A Spiritual Awakening In Nepal

I am writing this as if I am a child again, a whole new world of knowledge appearing before my eyes. I never thought I was searching for something coming here to Nepal, nor did I know how much I was lacking in something.   I recall the first few days here, as I immersed…

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