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Cambodia: Social Eateries 

Traveling from north to south Cambodia, Siem Reap to Sihanoukville, we had a taste not only of Cambodian life but also their cuisine. As an added bonus we even got to experience some other elements of Cambodia that certainly were not on the to do list, such as the Intensive Care Unit of a clinic in Phnom Penh (there are cats) and many a police station in Sihanoukville (watch out for those motorbike Cowboys, they’ll snatch your handbag and bring you with them if necessary!). 670 more words

Travel Blogs

3 questions you should ask yourself whenever you read or watch something about the global South

As a responsible traveller, you may want to prepare yourself by reading books or blogs about or from the country you are going to. Or you are watching some movies to get to know more about your destination. 728 more words


Why now is the time to visit Burma

“Now’s the time to visit Burma – because soon it will have changed.” Such has been the sentiment so often expressed since Burma opened its doors to the outside world in 2010. 631 more words


Is it safe to travel to Burma? Ethics and unrest in 2015

In recent months we have seen a fantastic rise in public interest in travelling to Burma, which is great news for the country and its people.  1,684 more words


Simple Ways to Travel More Responsibly in Ladakh.

Exactly one year ago, I was lost amid the dramatic, barren, snow-capped Himalayas of Ladakh. I acclimatized myself to the high altitude at an eco-luxury camp on the shores of the mighty Indus, hitch-hiked along remote villages in western Ladakh, introspected at a nunnery, witnessed a grand traditional welcome for His Holiness the Dalai Lama, hiked through surreal landscapes, met a tight work deadline on the steps of a monastery (the only place I could find 2G internet!), rode in rickety buses, and partook in the wisdom of Buddhist monks. 1,417 more words


Dahab Defender: Dive Urge

It’s been awhile since we’ve nominated a Dahab Defender, but that doesn’t mean that people aren’t out there doing some amazing things. Just that we here at Don’t Mess with Dahab have been a little busy with other projects. 767 more words

Plastic Pollution