If you were to complete a quick Google search of modern obstacles facing women in Cambodia, you would quickly be linked to countless pages of research done on current inequality, including education, wage gaps, and domestic violence. For a volunteer such as me, such...
On the 7th January 1979, Vietnamese troops entered Phnom Penh and brought an end to the Khmer Rouge regime that had run the country into the ground for four years. In this blog, I will give a brief introduction to the Khmer Rouge before giving an insight into Cambodia...
Old temples and ruins are littered across Cambodia and the world. Back in the UK, many village churches rival Angkor Wat in age, so why don’t millions of travellers cross the globe and spend a whopping $38 entry fee to visit St Nicholas’ Church in Thames Ditton,...
Cambodia is a rapidly developing country and with this development comes new priorities for its government. Issues related to healthcare have crucially become more im portant to the government but with the complexity and sheer overwhelming task of this means that...
It is difficult, as you can imagine, to understand how short term volunteering can contribute to sustainable development and the ambitious goals set by the UN to achieve by 2030. One only has to look at the vast array of volunteering options worldwide to understand...
It’s not like Glastonbury – there no mud for a start – and it’s definitely not like Coachella. It’s actually a more traditional festival. The ‘Bon Om Touk’ to be specific. That’s the ‘Royal Cambodian Water Festival’ for non-Khmer speaking laypeople like me. Given it...
Kampong Cham City – the heart of GVI’s Cambodian operations –is quite unique. Big enough to have its own quirks and the hussle and bustle of urban life, but small enough to be unlike the other Cambodian cities you’ve probably heard of. Three hours to the east of Phnom...
Introduction: The city of Kampong Cham Kampong Cham- the third largest province Cambodia and the base of GVI Cambodia- boasts a beautiful riverside front, a variety of colonial French architecture and stunning Cambodian countryside. What is particularly unique about...
Original photo: Paulo Philippidis Monks draped in orange riding in tuk-tuks, men, women, and children piled on motorcycles, colorful markets wafting with the smells of street food at all hours of the day: these are just some of the sights you will encounter in your...
A little blog about Buddhism and art in Cambodia With no background in art I arrived in Cambodia and was instantly stunned by the beautiful statues that can be found all across the country. Over a month in, I’ve now done a little research about the different statues...
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