Finding Home: Cambodia’s Prostitution Epidemic

The other day I was bored, browsing Netflix documentaries, when I came across the movie "Finding Home". Reading the description my interest was piqued. It was a documentary on prostitution in Cambodia. So I watched it. Even though it was a slow starter and could've used more refined editing, it moved and upset me.

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Cambodia Itinerary

To travel through Cambodia is to travel back in time. You'll get to visit amazing temples, built during the Angkorian empire that flourished during the 9th and 15th centuries. These were mega cities and an earthly representation of the abode of the Gods. Standing at the foot of Angkor Wat, you'll understand what it means to be in the presence of the divine.

This unique country is guaranteed to leave a lasting impression on you. Below is my guide to Cambodia.

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Temple Runs, Crazy Tuk Tuk Drivers And The Spy That Wasn’t In Siem Reap

I met up my friend Haki at Bangkok's airport, to catch a flight to Siem Reap. I'd just arrived from Tokyo, while Haki arrived a couple of days earlier from Singapore. We became friends in the most random way, in a Kyoto train station when he asked for directions.

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5 Reasons Why You Must Visit Cambodia

Cambodia is an amazing country, one that's always been popular with backpackers (less so with regular tourists). It offers its visitors a rich history and an unvarnished travel experience. One where they can explore wondrous temples that are truly fit for the Gods, enjoy beautiful quite beaches and learn about its painful past and admire its people's fortitude for overcoming it.

Below is my list of the 5 reasons why you must visit Cambodia

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Cambodia Travel Basics

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48 Hours In Siem Reap

Most people know Siem Reap as the gateway to the amazing Angkor Temples. Monuments that, in my mind, tower over all the World Wonders. With the influx of tourists doing their pilgrimage to these temples, Siem Reap has grown into a cool hip town; offering plenty of interesting markets and an impressive night life.

Below is my 2 day guide to Siem Reap. During the day, most of your time will be spent exploring the temples, while in the evening you'll cover Siem Reap.

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24 Hours In Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh is an interesting city. It challenges you to look past its dark history and to see it for what it is today, a city reborn from the ashes of destruction. Even if you only have a day to explore, you'll see that its present, past and future are very much intertwined.

You'll be knocked back by the chaotic activity in its streets, savor local Khmer dishes, marvel at the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda's beauty and mourn at the mass graves of countless victims who were savagely murdered by the Khmer Rouge.

Phnom Penh offers you a window into one of the darkest periods of modern history, rivaling (if not exceeding) the horrors of the Holocaust. Yet, its booming growth is proof that hope can't be killed.

This is my guide to Phnom Penh in 24 hours.

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Loving Venice While Stalking Guy Fieri

I spent April and May of this year traveling Europe on my own and loving it. It's June and I've arrived into Venice's Marco Polo airport to meet up with my brother and his fiance. We've planned to spend 2 weeks together traveling through Italy and Croatia. This is the first visit to Venice for all of us and we're excited to see whether the city matches its reputation.

From Alilaguna ferry we catch our first glimpse of Venice by sea and it's magnificent. It's exactly as seen in the movies, gorgeous Venetian buildings jutting against the blue waters of the Adriatic. Sitting in the back of the ferry, I can feel the goosebumps rise on my arms.

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Thailand Itinerary

Thailand is one of the most popular destinations in South East Asia and a cornerstone in the backpacker's trail through this part of the world. It's a country that offers so much to its visitors, from a rich textured history represented in its many spectacular wats, temples and Buddha statues, to its stunning landscapes and wildlife to vibrant cities like Chiang Mai and Bangkok.

This is a country you could comfortably allocate months to and still feel like you need more time to continue exploring it.

My itinerary will presume you have two weeks to travel and will serve as a high-level guide. Thailand shouldn't be explored with a checklist in hand, you just need to go with an open mind and see what surprises unfurl in front of you.

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Island Hopping, Binge Drinking And Playing With Fire In Ko Phi Phi

The ferry finally arrived into Ko Phi Phi. As we neared the main island we pass smaller islets that are stunningly beautiful. Their tall rocky cliffs tower over the sea and are covered with green canopied forests. I stare out of the boat window mesmerized. I feel like I'm at the pearly gates of heaven and I'm about to step into paradise.

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