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Living Geography 365: Life in Cambodia

February 23, 2012
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Living Geography 365: Life in Cambodia

Dearest Potential Cambodia 2012-13 adventurers (and other people), Allow me to share a few suggestions on how to live life while in the Kingdom of Cambodia: 1. If you miss your connection in the Beijing Airport, don’t freak out. Cool things may be in store (such as a trip to the Great Wall). Go...

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Traveling Vegan

February 22, 2012
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Traveling Vegan

  Before traveling to Cambodia, I did not think that my vegan lifestyle would be too much of a problem.  I thought, it’s Southeast Asia, dairy products are not as widespread there as much as it is in the states.  I still was worried about communicating with locals that I could also not consume any...

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My Favorite Pastime: People Watching

February 22, 2012
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Throughout the days visiting the temples of Angkor I have experienced more than just he history of the ancient Cambodian culture.  I have also been able to experience a bit of tourist culture. This is an aspect of travel that I had not previously spent time observing. Due partially to poor group planning, missing...

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Tuol Sleng and Memory

February 22, 2012
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Tuol Sleng and Memory

A Step into the Past I still vividly remember the experience captured by this photograph.  We were at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, walking through the prisoner cells at Building C.  I stand rigid and compressed.  I don’t know what to do with my hands, my body.  I am uncomfortable and unsettled.  I look up,...

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On a Pristine Island in Cambodia…

February 21, 2012
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Cambodia was a fantastic trip–but it was an exhausting one. So, on January 6th, we began the “relaxation” portion of the trip. We flew into Sihanouk Ville that day, and a few days later, January 9th, we decided to take our goal of edu-relaxation to another level. We got an early start; after a...

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Is Tourism Affecting the Cambodian Hospitality?

January 16, 2012
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Throughout our journey around Cambodia, we traveled to Phnom Penh, Takeo Province, Siem Reap, and lastly Sihanoukville.  As we traveled from one place to the next I tried to take as much in as possible and really found myself falling in love with the beautiful country, its people and the culture. To be honest,...

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