Cambodia

How You Can Help Save The Asian Elephants Mistreated For Tourism And On The Brink Of Extinction

Duncan McNair | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK
Duncan McNair

Without a seismic shift in public awareness, plus immediate serious commercial and political engagement in the Western world, India and its neighbouring states, the Asian elephant is doomed, in our lifetime and by our hands.

Major Tourist Scams: Transport Cons

Olivia Barnes-Brett | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Olivia Barnes-Brett

No one wants to be caught out abroad. Tourist scams can affect anyone. At best, they're annoying, but at worst they can be dangerous.

Cambodia, A Country I Will Never Forget

David Ready | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
David Ready

What you need to get used to in Cambodia is the heat. In March, the weather in Cambodia hovered around what felt like a scorching 40 degrees celsius, causing me to sweat profusely. It was tough doing physical activity on these days and I was often exhausted, not so much from the exercises themselves but from the heat and the resulting lack of sleep.

Luxury Cruise Company Launches Ultimate 'Gap Yah' Trip Costing £46,000

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Ever since the infamous “Gap Yah” video was released in 2010, taking a year out has been seen as an opportunity for privileged rich kids to party....

Elephant Dies Of Exhaustion After Carrying Tourists In Scorching Heat In Cambodia

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK

Thousands of people are calling for an end to wildlife tourism rides in a Cambodian park after an elephant collapsed from exhaustion and died. Elderly...

Five Innovative Ways We Are Fighting Malaria

Ilya Jones | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK
Ilya Jones

Malaria has been a persistent blight for thousands of years. Spread by mosquitos, the oldest surviving records of the disease appear in ancient Chinese medical texts dating back to 2,700 BC. Since that time, efforts to tame it have been equally tireless.

The Elusive Pleasure of Travel - In Cambodia

Adam Stones | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Stones

They say Angkor Wat is the eighth wonder of the world, with the intricacy and symbolism of the Taj Mahal and the scale and symmetry of the Egyptian pyramids. It had been on my travel wish list since I was a teenager and our two-week trip through Vietnam and Cambodia was designed around seeing this one building - albeit the largest religious building in the world.

12 Under-Reported News Stories You Need To Know About

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 24.10.2015 | UK

The age of the 24-hour rolling news channel is one in which it would seem almost impossible to miss a beat on world events in which governments topple...

How Your T-Shirt Saves the World

Johan Norberg | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK Style
Johan Norberg

The strangest thing about the debate about "fast fashion" and garment factories in poor countries is that it carries on as if there were no research on the subject. Western activists rail against "sweatshops", but among researchers and economists from left to right there is a consensus that these jobs are the stepping stones out of poverty.

How Young People Are Saving the World

Philip Goodwin | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK
Philip Goodwin

Last Saturday I had the privilege of attending the first ever Youth Summit in London, organised by the UK government's Department for International De...

Stonehenge Bad, Angkor Better

Jeremy Allen | Posted 06.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jeremy Allen

In between, Chan - our tuk tuk driver - dropped us back at the hotel for a power nap and breakfast. In the hotel they treat us like gods, bowing, pointing their hands at us in prayer, laughing at our jokes, asking why we allow natural disasters to happen... It's a bit embarrassing actually, but tourism here is relatively new, and I suspect they'll relax eventually.

Why I am Ashamed to Call Myself a Volunteer

Sarah Pycroft | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK
Sarah Pycroft

We need to re-professionalise the practice of volunteering, by standing up to the 'no experience necessary' providers and accepting only opportunities that we can honestly say we would be fit for taking on back home.And when we do that..? Then I'll feel proud to call myself a 'volunteer' again.

Avoiding a Potential Public Health Crisis

Ilya Jones | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK
Ilya Jones

The Thai-Cambodian border is a known hotspot for the emergence of drug resistant malaria and recently resistance to the most effective drug for treating malaria, artemisinin, has been discovered in this area.

Five Amazing Things to Do in Cambodia

Marc Harris | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Marc Harris

You will always remember your first glimpse of Angkor Wat. It is simply staggering, matched by very few other spots on the planet. Angkor Wat is, according to its builders, heaven on earth, being the earthly representation of Mt Meru, home to ancient Hindu Gods.

Travellers Should Always Show Respect

Liz Jarvis | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Jarvis

Travel doesn't just broaden the mind, it enriches it. If you're visiting sites of cultural significance, temples or churches, it's basic, surely, that you show appropriate reverence.

Nine Overwater Bungalows to Escape Your Winter Blues

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

January and February are notorious for being the most depressing months of the calendar. In order to escape your winter blues, why not lust over a holiday in an exotic location? These luxurious overwater bungalow resorts offer privacy, luxury and unbeatable views.

Five Reasons to Visit Indochina

Marc Harris | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Marc Harris

A destination that evokes images of famed historical sites, beautiful beaches and stunning landscapes, Indochina should be a destination on everyone's hit-list and here are just five of these highlights that make it one of the world's most appealing, exciting and unique destinations...

Is Cambodia's Biggest Tourism Draw Also Its Downfall?

Justin Francis | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Justin Francis

Think of Cambodia and the vast majority of us picture Angkor Wat, the vast complex of temples tucked away in the far north-east. It is Cambodia's UNESCO World Heritage calling card, its number one tourist destination, but could it also be its downfall?

Eight Amazing Places in Asia You Have to Visit

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

Asia offers an astounding variety of travel destinations. There are so many, in fact, that it can be difficult to decide where to go first and which to miss because of time constraints. The reality is that it's impossible to cover them all in one trip unless you're lucky enough to have plenty of time and money to spare.

If Only Indiana Jones Had A Giant Laser

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Tech

LIDAR is not something you may have heard of, but its affect on our knowledge of ancient history has been utterly staggering. Light Detection and ...

Why the Scots Would Be Mad to Vote for Independence (Not That I Care)

Hugh Salmon | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK Politics
Hugh Salmon

So, next week the Scots will decide if they want to be independent. Let me start by declaring a lack of interest in this issue. A complete lack of interest. I think may be one-eighth Scottish but I really don't care if I have Scottish blood coursing through my veins. It hasn't affected my life either way.

"Even If They Die Many Times Over, It Would Not Be Enough"

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK

These heartbreaking images capture the moment, through the eyes of the survivors when two former Khmer Rouge leaders were sentenced to life in prison ...

Three Amazing Getaways In Cambodia

Jane Mountain | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Mountain

With the ongoing turmoil in Thailand, many tourists are wondering where to go for their exotic beach vacations this summer. The answer is easy: head next door to Cambodia, where the prices are cheaper, the land is more pristine, and the people are friendlier.

Unbelievable Tragedy After Seven Die In Effort To Retrieve Just 45p

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK

Seven people, including four children, have died in Cambodia after an 11-year-old boy climbed down a well to retrieve the equivalent of 45p. In a s...

A Window on World Politics in 2014 - Cambodia

Paul Reynolds | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK Politics
Paul Reynolds

In the often opaque world of international relations, from time to time a situation comes along which, whilst not earth shattering by itself, sheds a spotlight on how the international system works and the need for reform .