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The Top 5 Markets In Southeast Asia

Here are the best five markets to visit in all of Southeast Asia.

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Photo Essay: The Streets Of Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Admittedly the Temples of Angkor near Siem Reap are the absolute must-sees when people visit Cambodia. They are some of the most amazing ruins in the world and certainly should not be missed. However, the capital city of Phnom Penh has its charms as well, so if you have an extra day or two I [...]

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Voluntourism Trip To Cambodia A Huge Success!

Last week I got back from a month in Southeast Asia, and I am very happy and excited to say that the voluntourism trip I helped lead in Cambodia was a massive success! The WOWi team, consisting of members from various parts of the United States, worked closely with the Ponheary Ly Foundation to teach [...]

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Some Interesting Facts About Angkor Wat

Although I personally sometimes kind of cringe at the idea of going to a place just because everyone else seems to want to go there, Angkor Wat is definitely one of those international travel destinations that I genuinely believe any well-seasoned traveler should visit at least once in their lives. As Lonely Planet described it [...]

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Five Of The Best Festivals in Southeast Asia

One of the best ways to experience another culture in a colorful and meaningful way is to attend a festival that is important to whichever country you are going to visit. This of course is true pretty much anywhere in the world, and Southeast Asia is no exception. Here are five memorable festivals that will [...]

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Photography and Education Voluntourism Project In Cambodia

As many of you know I’ve been working as the Director of Overseas Projects for a nonprofit organization in Austin, TX called WOWi – the Windows of Wonder Institute. Below is a story about the organization’s current project in Cambodia that I wrote and was published in Wandering Educators recently. We are currently looking for [...]

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WOWi Project To Help Educate Disadvantaged Children In Cambodia

Last October while traveling in Cambodia my girlfriend and I met an extraordinary woman named Ponheary Ly. During the 1970’s the Khmer Rouge killed many of the country’s intellectuals and educators, including her father and thirteen other members of her family. Ponheary somehow miraculously survived, and later on she became a teacher herself, knowing that [...]

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The Top 10 Things To Do In Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Of course no trip to Cambodia would be complete without visiting Siem Reap and the nearby temples of Angkor, but if travelers have the time they really shouldn’t overlook the capital city Phnom Penh, once known as the “Pearl of Asia”. And even though it has risen from the darkened ashes of war that took [...]

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7th Annual Angkor Photo Festival in Siem Reap, Cambodia November 19-26, 2011

One of the reasons why so many people enjoy traveling to Southeast Asia as much as they do is because it truly is a photographer’s paradise. Even an amateur photographer armed with a decent point and shoot camera can easily get some great shots, because there are so many fascinating people, places and things to [...]

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Visiting Angkor Wat in Cambodia

As a kid whenever I thumbed through the collection of National Geographic magazines that my family had I was always amazed at how different and exotic so many of the other places in the world were. But the set of pictures that made the biggest, longest lasting impression on me during my childhood were the [...]

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