In some villages near the Thai border, over half the residents have migrated for work. For those left behind, it’s getting harder and harder to cope.
Exploring Barcelona with the city’s homeless tour guides
WHO knows a city better than the people who have lived on its streets? Literally. Inspired by this seemingly simple idea, Barcelona’s Hidden City Tours has set about recruiting and training formerly […]
iPhone App may be a breakthrough in hi-tech landmine detection
When the team from Cambodia Self-Help Demining (CSHD) clears a minefield, the metal detectors can detect as many as 900 items of metallic clutter for every single identified threat. A vast and expensive inefficiency.
Maureen Forrest – Change Agent
Whatever the archetypal image of a humanitarian worker is, it almost certainly won’t look like Maureen Forrest. The petite Irishwoman is a study in glamour in a smartly tailored suit and sharply […]
Siem Reap’s riverside evictions – for whose benefit?
A community in Siem Reap was evicted in March last year, with little notice and less compensation. This post for Travelfish took a look at what happened:
Why giving to streetkids is a really terrible idea
It seems so natural and harmless, and resistance feels so callous and cruel, to give to the kids that fill the streets of Siem Reap selling books, postcards, flowers and jewellery, or sometimes just […]
The swing set
An ecotourism initiative in northeast Cambodia is aimed at saving a newly discovered species of gibbon and the unique biodiversity of its home.
From the good life to digging up landmines in Cambodia
What is ecotourism?
International Women’s Day at a hospitality training school in Siem Reap
I spent the whole morning I passed with Andrée Rosier trying to discern a hint of the madness and obsession that must push one to seek such perfection as can satisfy the […]