The 27-year-old was staying in a hostel in Kampot.
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I have a love and appreciation for start-up companies and small businesses. I realize that being on your toes 365, 24/7 isn't for the faint of heart. Luckily, I've got a strong one. It's one of the re...
My last few overseas trips have been to Asia and the discrepancy between how recycling is handled here in North America versus other continents is silently alarming. I see the eco-friendly initiatives that hotels offer, from the baseline reuse of towels and linens to recycling bins and paper cups. But is this enough? Am I being a conscious traveller and doing what I can to combat the negative effects of tourism? Soon, I'll be making my way to Cambodia and in my research of Siem Reap, I stumbled upon a great recycling program that addresses some of my concerns.
The truth is, extreme weather events that cause flooding, prolonged drought and contaminated water sources are becoming far more frequent. In 2016, global temperatures reached a record high for the third year in a row, and reports of extreme weather events continued to come in from around the world.
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Siem Reap was once a home base for exploration of the Angkor Archaeological Park. But in recent years, it has become so much more than that. While exploration of the more than 400-square-kilometre park, which includes the remains of the ancient Khmer Empire, is undeniably a must-see for a portion of your 48 hours in the city, it's not all you should do. Siem Reap has blossomed into so much more than the "Gateway to Angkor Wat," and this is how you can fill 48 hours with adventure, delicious eats, nightlife and even a little Cambodian-style relaxation.
Travel can be exhilarating but steep culture shock awaits you if you're unprepared for a foreign country's culture, customs, and day-to-day lifestyle. This is not only in reference to external factors...
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One of the mothers said to me, "As a mother of a malnourished baby, I am so thankful to be learning how to make this porridge!" She was not embarrassed, nor was there stigma, rather, she was thankful that World Vision was there to help.
As a child advocate, I recently had the opportunity to travel to Cambodia to see some of the work World Vision is doing to make a difference. It was the first time I took my sons to see how many people in developing countries live. I tracked my experience in this travel journal. This is the second of three parts.
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As a child advocate, I recently had the opportunity to travel to Cambodia to see some of the work World Vision is doing to make a difference. It was the first time I took my sons to see how many people in developing countries live. I tracked my experience in this travel journal.
Traveling to Cambodia will change your life. Many travelers have already added a visit to Angkor Wat to their bucket lists, but they don't know that a trip to the Kingdom of Cambodia may change the way they travel and see the world entirely. In just a 1-hour-long flight from Bangkok, you could be experiencing the land once known as the Khmer Empire.
For generations, the indigenous Bunong were famous as the great elephant keepers and masters of the forests in eastern Cambodia.
For Vancouver-based Nevsun Resources Ltd., the timing could hardly have been worse: Just as Canada issued its latest corporate social responsibility (CSR) standards for extractive companies in Novembe...
The family of Dave Walker, a Canadian filmmaker who went missing in Cambodia in February, says he was found dead today.A statement issued on behalf of Walker’s family says his body was reportedly disc...
On the International Day of People with Disability, December 3, World Vision notes that an estimated 98 per cent of children with disabilities worldwide are excluded from education. Many of these children are also hidden away due to stigma and shame.
By reducing foreign aid to Zimbabwe, Canada is said to be threatening chances for democracy in that country after the next election, expected in 2013. The concern seems misguided. Canada has always maintained close and cordial relations with Zimbabwe, but this relationship hasn't advanced democracy in that country.
After the Holocaust, we said "never again." After the Vietnam War, we said "never again." After Cambodia, we said "never again." But time and time again, we've gone back on our word. When will we, as a nation, and a people, stand up and say, "enough is enough?"
Living in Cambodia for the past year, I'd be lying if I didn't say I've become a bit desensitized to a lot of what you might consider absurd or socially abnormal at the very least.