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The Kingdom of Wonder: Cambodia - Pt. 1

Flashback to #soulstrengthspirit tour, March 2016

Tuk-tuk to the hotel. The streets of Siem Reap are filled with color and dust. Orange cloaked monks ride sidesaddle on the back of motorbikes. 794 more words

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My Travelling Confession

Hello World,

Ten weeks in to this adventure, I feel that I should confess to you all my travelling fault: homesickness. As confused and disappointed as my nine-year old self would have been by this phenomena, there have been countless times during this trip when I’ve just wanted to feel my bedroom carpet between my toes, watch a detective drama on BBC with my dearest mother or turn up on a friend’s doorstep at 11pm with a crisis and a McFlurry. 1,094 more words

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The Angkor Wat alternative: exploring Cambodia’s forgotten ruins

While crowds throng Angkor Wat, the Banteay Chhmar ruins in north-west Cambodia are even older – and usually shared only with the birds

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Dear America, I'm Still Hungry

Dear America,

About a year and a half ago, I confessed my love for your food. After months of stuffing my face with Scottish pastries, my stomach began to long for the sweet treats of home. 711 more words

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Why I've fallen in love with solo travel......

I’m no travel virgin I’ve traveled in Africa but it has always been part of a volunteer project or organised like when I climbed Kilimanjaro it was never with a “I have no real plans” kind of solo travel there was always an itinerary, people to meet along the way, a goal in mind. 678 more words

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Flowers and frogs

The homestay with its mattresses on the floor, mosquito nets and white curtains draped from the ceiling was like paradise, a welcone retreat from the traffic of Vietnam. 151 more words

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Longtime observer pessimistic about Cambodia reform

“This is no country for decent and outspoken men.”

So begins Sebastian Strangio’s crystalline analysis of Cambodia’s political environment in the highly respected Mekong Review… 1,244 more words

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