A Responsible Guide to Travel in Vientiane Laos

Vientiane is the capital city of Laos, located on the western side of the country not too far from the Thailand border. The city is relatively small and composed in comparison to most other capital cities throughout Asia, which makes it attractive for travellers to stop and explore the town at ease. Famous for its…

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24 hours in Luang Prabang

Sometimes there are times where you may find yourself with only 24 hours to explore a city. In this case I wanted to share with you a rough itinerary of what 24 hours might look like in the city of Luang Prabang, situated on the banks of the Mekong River in Laos.   Luang Prabang is…

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An Ethical Guide to Travel in Battambang

If you ever ask someone what to do in Battambang you almost always get the reply “The Bamboo Train!” While the Bamboo Train is definitely a strangely unique experience not to be missed, there is certainly a lot more that this town has to offer. Battambang is the second largest city in Cambodia and is…

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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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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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Chi Phat Cambodia – How community based tourism is changing the lives of rural Cambodia

Community based tourism is fast becoming a great way for travellers to experience a unique type of travel while also making a positive contribution to an often economically marginalised community. I recently had the opportunity to visit the rural Cambodian community of Chi Phat situated in the Cardamom Mountains of Western Cambodia. The village is located…

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