Ways to Help in Cambodia That Don’t Involved Voluntourism

A couple of weeks ago we wrote about why you shouldn’t participate in voluntourism activities in Cambodia. Now, we are going to tell you about ways you can help when you visit Cambodia. Make a monetary donation A good way you can help in Cambodia is to donate money to reputable NGO’s. It is a …

So You Want to Volunteer in Cambodia

Hope Handicrafts is run by Human and Hope Association Inc., the Australian fundraising arm of Human and Hope Association. In 2014, Human and Hope Association stopped their foreign volunteer program. By mid-2016, they were entirely Khmer operated due to their commitment to local empowerment and capacity building. This is why they don’t recommend you participate …

Guide to the Angkor Temples

Angkor Archaeological Park is located in Siem Reap, Cambodia. It is said to be one of the most important archaeological sites in Southeast Asia, with millions of local and international tourists flocking there each year. Angkor Archaeological Park features the remains of several capitals of the Khmer empire from the 9th to 15th centuries. It …

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Where to Shop Ethically in Siem Reap

When travelling through South East Asia, it can always be difficult to know where the souvenirs you purchase are made, and by whom. There is more of a shift nowadays towards ethical and responsible purchases, where both the maker and the consumer benefit. If you are travelling to Siem Reap, we have a few suggestions …

Why You Should Say ‘No’ To That Street Child Who Asks For Money

When you travel to developing countries, you are likely to come across child beggars and sellers. It is natural for you to want to help them, and we can completely understand why you would want to.  However, it is best for the wellbeing of the child that you keep your wallet secure and you don’t …

Five tips for ethical travel in Cambodia

It is important to partake in ethical travel when visiting countries such as Cambodia. Cambodia is an increasingly popular tourist destination, with more than four million foreigners visiting the country each year, and over two million of those visiting the famous Angkor Wat Archaeological Park near Siem Reap. Cambodia is a country still recuperating from …