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​A Night at the Cambodian Circus: Phare Ponleu Selpak

When I was in kindergarten, I wanted to be a singer and a circus performer. I had never been to the circus, but I knew that it looked fun. Floating through my mind were images of colorful costumes, striking face makeup, and exotic animals dominating a massive stage. But I found the Cambodian circus to …

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Siem Reap Itinerary: 3 Days (Angkor Wat)

It’s taken awhile to finish worrying about Cambodia. Scattered across the country are monks and temples and farms and Killing Caves and further details of a tragic past that’s hard to comprehend no matter how many times you hear about it. A visit to the Angkor temples has become a hallmark of the modern “bucket …

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Cambodian Cacao & Chocolate Culture

Cambodia is curry, dusting clay, ancient temples and even older souls, each backdropped by endless green trees. Until it wasn’t, anymore. During the decades since the country opened up to visitors, there have been starts and stops in development, framed by the horrors of genocide and civil war which everyone would rather forget. Amongst it …

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Chocolate On The Road: Cambodia

“For us it’s important, very important, that we protect the good name of Cambodian cacao.” -Stefan, Co-founder of KamKav Cacao Company Ancient temples or genocide. Those are the two most common things people seem to associate with the Kingdom of Cambodia. Located in Southeast Asia, and bordered by Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand, Cambodia is so …

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Monkeying Around at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre

While I didn’t exactly bond with any of the animals at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre, it was nevertheless the animal park of my dreams. It was the perfect half-day trip from Phnom Penh, where we spend a few days while backpacking Cambodia. According to the centre’s website, “all of the animals have been rescued …

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