Since first viewing it on a Phnom Penh newsstand, I have not been able to get a headline from a local paper out of my mind: "Figures Show General Acceptance of Child Rape." No matter how many times I read it, I can't make any sense of it.
Where else in the world will you feel like you're in Legends of the Hidden Temple?
International solidarity is most valuable not in the individual act of solidarity itself, but what those acts collectively allow others to do. International solidarity helps to bring the attention of the world on crises which otherwise would remain "local issues."
I am in search of the world's largest preindustrial city, Angkor, which began in 8th century and suddenly ended in the 15th century. Angkor was not built in a day. It was assembled piece by piece with sandstone brought from Mt. Kulen.
The islands of Thailand are notorious for their hoards of tourists that think they're visiting something "exotic" along the beaten pancake trail. Ready to really get off the been-there-done-that, Full Moon Party track and claim you were there then?
Not only is sport a way to channel a child's energy and talent, it can also be a catalyst for leadership development, conflict resolution and increased safety in dangerous situations.
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A new report published the Phnom Penh Post paints a picture of women as rights-less creatures who lack standing before the law and resources of their own. So it makes it easy to see how the exploitation and trafficking of women and girls could continue to exist today.
The hotel's brochure lists activities to do on the island, like "snorkeling, reef diving, waterfalls, hiking in virgin forests, shopping at the market..." at the very bottom of the list, on the back page is "Coconut Tree Prison."
Despite a day filled with marches and demonstrations, Phnom Penh remained relatively calm. The only government reaction: quietly relocating a dozen protesters who had camped outside the U.S. embassy. Fast forward a few weeks, and the demonstrations have taken a dramatic and deadly turn.
No, we don't propose that you visit all 50 in a year -- although, hey, that's an admirable goal -- merely that you take these places into consideration when planning your 2014 travels.
"I got sick -- some people told my mother to bury me because I looked so pale and was extremely weak. I was crying a lot and people worried that my cries would be heard by the Khmer Rouge."
These separate events are a direct consequence of the interconnected actions of the child protection organizations, the media, the donors and the general public -- all wanting the best for these children, but instead turning them into victims.
Though Cambodia's days of colonialization, war and genocide may be over, the country is still wrestling with political turmoil. At the start of the ne...
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Whether you're into being a mere spectator, or looking to experience new sights and sounds, our list of Top 10 Backpacking Destinations for 2014 has a place to fit your broke-fancy.