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Cambodia

Does Volunteering Really Support NGO’s?

VOLUNTEER TOURISM, otherwise known as voluntourism and a form of charity tourism has exploded in popularity.  While it’s nice to be able to give back to those we deem less fortunate (it is a “feel good” activity, after all), we should also take a step back and ask if you’re doing more harm than good.  […]

A Mile in Serey’s Shoes – Cambodian Rural Life 1/2 Day Experience

Wow, where to begin. I’ve been following the work of Free to Shine since January 2018 after seeing founder Nicky Mih, speak at an event in London. She is a compelling public speaker, and each time I have met Nicky since then, I have been so moved by her passion and dedication to her mission to keep […]

Angkor Wat & the temples of Angkor

Located in the Siem Reap province of Cambodia, this UNESCO World Heritage site was once the centre of the Khmer empire that ruled Southeast Asia before the civilisation went extinct. The city was then reclaimed by the jungle and found by western explorers in the 1800’s, and after extensive restoration in the 20th century Angkor […]

Scars of the Khmer Rouge: S21 & The Killing Fields

To understand present-day Cambodia you really have to understand its recent dark history. WARNING: This blog contains sensitive subject matter that WILL BE upsetting.  It is difficult to understand how we as human beings can do this to each other and what scares me the most is that we don’t seem to learn from these […]

A Rural Village Walk & Cambodian Prison

I feel so fortunate to have spent two weeks with This Life Cambodia. I’m blown away my the impact they have made in Cambodia since being established in 2007. Before I explain some of the life-changing work I was lucky enough to observe, I need to explain the story of how Billy Gortor founded this […]

Cambodia

Cambodia here we come! A few years ago, my marketing agency, Brandlective, decided to commit to doing something bigger for the world.  We wanted to do something beyond our day-to-day tasks so we set out to become a purpose-driven business.  During our research we came across the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals and felt particularly […]