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Kep: the Crab Capital of Cambodia

When thinking about what represents Cambodia, seafood doesn’t often top the list. Angkor Wat, tuk tuks, dusty roads, amok, Siem Reap, Khmer Rouge, poverty, orphanages are probably what most people think of. But the seafood on offer, especially down in the southern region of Kep is sensational, particularly for those who are willing to get […]

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Squat Toilets and Bum Guns

Backpackers, tourists and travellers share some pretty funny stories when they meet. They will brag about the crazy adventure in Malaysia with some weirdo guys who plied them with free booze (wink) or the trip down the mountain in a ute through torrential rain with a drunk driver and two friends getting drunk in the […]

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Expectations

Two weeks down and a whole lot of house-hunting, negotiating, learning and training has seen us all exhausted but it has been exciting and very rewarding. One thing that was touched on in training was managing expectations, which has become all too true recently for a fellow volunteer. A misunderstanding, break-down of communication and differing […]

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Tourism Transparency

If you are considering a trip to Burma/Myanmar then I highly recommend checking out a good friend’s website – Tourism Transparency. This organisation is a small, independent group of active campaigners who are aiming to educate tourists to Burma about responsible travel. As trips to Burma are becoming increasingly more popular, it is important in […]

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Ten

Waking up today it struck me that *GULP* we have 10 days til we leave…TEN DAYS! ERMERGERRD. The last few weeks have been pretty mammoth mentally and physically and to be perfectly honest, I’m really looking forward to being able to sleep in (maybe) and having not as much to do. There have been a […]

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How to cope with the heat in South East Asia

Asia isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but it sure is mine. The heat, the people, the unique chaos of the place that seems to make no sense at all, the food, the lifestyle, the general vibe of the region. Of course there are aspects to it that are hard – the language barrier, the poverty […]

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Links and What Not

Obviously there are a whole bunch of amazing blogs out there but I thought I would list a few that I regularly peruse and/or follow these bloggers on twitter.  Its so inspirational to read some of them, get hungry at the thought of all that food they are getting to explore and the places they […]

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