Cambodia

Community-Based Ecotourism in Chi Phat, Cambodia

March 28, 2014
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Travelling from the riverside town of Kampot, we set off for Chi Phat in the foothills of the Cardamom Mountains. The village is an community-based ecotourism (CBET)  project that I thought sounded intriguing. Would this be a place where we could experience the reality of rural Cambodia? Despite between two and three assurances that the […]

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Cycling the Mekong Discovery Trail

October 9, 2012
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I’m not a big cyclist. I blame it on living on a steep hill for my entire childhood and a close run-in with drowning in a lake whilst learning. I was the only one in my group whose back wheel skidded over the edge of The World’s Most Dangerous Road in Bolivia, and yet the […]

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The world’s best graffiti

September 19, 2012
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My RTW trip gave me the time to be creative again. I didn’t make much, but I did think about it and soon realised I was appreciating global art and architecture and design anew. It was a trip that was in all senses of the word, inspiring. And one thing that barely caught my attention […]

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Eco-lodging it up in Cambodia

September 14, 2012
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Every so often on our RTW trip, even on our shoestring budget, the accommodation was the destination. That was just the case for our visit to two of Cambodia’s prettiest coastal towns, Kep and Kampot. It was a short hop from the (relatively) bright lights of Phnom Penh to Kep, so sleepy it could barely […]

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