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Three cheers for Japan!

Maybe it is not appropriate that I write about my clients and I don’t often post photos that include kids either, but today will be an exception, because my experience yesterday was something of an exception. We are in the middle of the tourist high season in Cambodia so I am quite busy with photo
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Jungle boy

A couple of weeks ago I was fortunate enough to make my first trip to the eastern provinces of Cambodia: Mondulkiri and Ratanakiri. This is a bit of a dream come true, because I have heard many stories of the wild, untamed jungle that is home to many minority tribes: some so isolated that they
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Lost and found

  Time and again I end up having my most exciting adventures when I least expect it and this occasion was no different. During a quiet Saturday afternoon here in Siem Reap I decided to head out for a mid-afternoon drive on my motorbike to the countryside. I didn’t really have a plan as to
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Spirited away: the magic of the Apsara

Apsara dancing is a Khmer traditional dance form that was created to retell some of the tales depicted on the walls of the ancient Angkorian temples dating back to the time of the mighty Khmer Empire (9th to 15th centuries). It is believed that during its heyday over a million citizens lived in the vicinity
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Role reversal

It’s a wonderful time of the year in Cambodia, because the rice fields are hives of activity! Not only that, the luminous landscape, a sea of bright, young green is a sight to behold: not a day goes by that I am not in awe of the beauty of the countryside! Hence, it should be
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Mystery at Banteay Kdei

Cambodia is a place full of mystery: it is hard to put it into words, because how can one describe something that one doesn’t really understand. I am not a person that believes too much in ‘mysterious’ things either, but on a number of occasions, whilst being out and about in Cambodia, have I had
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Le Tour de Cambodge

It is that time of the year again: the grandest of cycling tours began on Saturday, the 5th of July, albeit at an unusual starting point, with the first three stages of the race taking place in England for only the 4th time in the 101 year history of the event. The Tour de France,
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The real snake-boy

A couple of months ago my friend Alessandro found a clip on YouTube that tells the story of a boy called Sambath, at the time 9 years old, that had a very large Burmese Python as his best friend. Apparently the boy’s family found the young snake around the time when Sambath was born and
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This Life Beyond Bars Programme

Siem Reap Prison   I was given a very rare opportunity to visit Siem Reap prison. Few westerners enter the prison (except of course those that are locked up there: at the time of writing more than 10 western paedophiles and various other foreign criminals). What made the visit even more remarkable was that 3
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Cycling out of Poverty

  This Life Cambodia’s Student Assistance Program (SAP) is aimed at providing support to scholars to help them overcome daily challenges that has a negative impact on their ability to be able to attend classes and do their homework/ studying outside of school hours. The program provides direct financial support to students and their families
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