Travelling – Why the Best Plan is No Plan

I’m now on week eight of backpacking through South East Asia. I have no set itinerary or set plan, just a basic idea of what kind of experiences I’m looking for, and every so often I get caught by surprise when opportunities show up that I least expect.     We’re always taught to have…

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Food for Good – Ethical Eateries in Phnom Penh

The social enterprise industry is rapidly growing in Cambodia, as many NGO’s move to the hospitality industry to raise funds for the numerous community development and empowerment projects happening throughout the country. Phnom Penh, being the bustling capital that it is, has become a hub for many of these social enterprises, and you can find…

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A Fair Trade guide to shopping in Phnom Penh Cambodia

If you love ethical shopping and you love fair trade then leave some space in your bag for your visit to Phnom Penh. Cambodia’s capital is an energetic, fast moving city full of tuk-tuks, motorbikes, food stalls and construction on every corner. This bustling place has an adverse feel to the backward life of rural…

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Discussing the importance of Cambodia’s Elephants– An interview with the lead guide of the Mondulkiri Project

While I visited the Elephant Sanctuary of the Mondulkiri Project I had the chance to interview Mr Tree, the lead guide here in the sanctuary. Mr Tree has been working with the project since it began and has a strong passion for preserving the natural habitat of the Elephants and rescuing them from human exploitation….

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Conserving Kampot’s last Mangroves

The Tropaing Sangke Fishing Community is a small community situated about 6 kilometres to the west of the Kampot city centre. This small community resides on the riverbank in stilted wooden huts and their livelihood mainly relies on what they can source from the Kampot River, including fish, crab, mussels and crayfish. The mangroves in…

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An ethical guide to travel in Kampot Cambodia

The sleepy town of Kampot in Cambodia’s south is known for its pepper farms and riverside ambience. Fairly new to the backpacking trail there is much more to this little town than meets the eye. I was only meant to stay here for two days but ended up extending my stay to five and probably…

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An altruistic guide to travel in Sihanoukville

Sihanoukville, the party capital of Cambodia, known for it’s notorious nightlife and myriad of parties that line the beachside every night. Tourists come from all over the world to get a piece of seaside Cambodia, sun tanning by day and partying by night. It’s a vibrant city that is continuously expanding and welcoming an increasing…

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Travel and help to rehabilitate Cambodia’s injured wildlife

About 6 kms outside the rural community of Chi Phat lies one of Cambodia’s newest and most successful wildlife rescue centre’s, the Wildlife Rehabilitation Station (WRS). Opened by Wildlife Alliance in 2008, the centre was developed due to its prime location for wildlife release, the rich forest vegetation of the Cardamom Mountains. Over the years…

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