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Dealing with those who want to “help” you

Living from tourists

If you go in your own way, touring around countries like Thailand, Cambodia or Vietnam – and most countries – you will find in your way too many people who want to “help” you to get transport, hotels, tours, change money, buying food and even night enjoyment. Definitively, everyone has the right to work and get money to survive. But it is also true that many tourists try to keep as much as possible, at least they pay to agencies to arrange everything.  Read More…

More of the Eclipse in Cambodia

Silvia Córdoba is a Colombian journalist teaching photography and video documentary composition to the first years students of social communication in Don Bosco Hatrans, Kep Province. This morning she contemplated with her students the astronomic phenomenon and could get some photos, though the sky was cloudy.


Cambodia to witness partial sola eclipse

Those in Cambodia and most Southeast Asian countries (the ASEAN eclipse?) will witness a total and partial solar eclipse this Wednesday, March 9 at dawn. The astronomical phenomenon will start at the Indian Ocean to cross Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia towards the north Pacific to end at the coasts of Alaska. In places like Borneo, the sun will be almost covered by the passing moon, producing the night effect. The region around the total eclipse will experiment the partial reduction of solar light, affecting countries like Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines. In Cambodia the eclipse will start at 6:38 AM, reaching its maximum effect at 7:32 AM and ending at 8:32 AM.

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What is responsible tourism

       Certainly to get holidays in countries like Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand or any other country in the world, is a right for any citizen. At the same time, international tourism means the movement of meaningful incomes for impoverished communities that would not get much from their traditional way of living. But tourism to poor countries means also many difficult situations.

Stacey Dooley from BBC did this interesting documentary on what is behind the booming Thai tourism. Many things apply to Cambodia as well, with the difference that Cambodia is at the beginning and things can be done to prevent the destruction of fragile local communities, environment and abuse.

I would number those “difficult situations” like this: Read More…

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