Sally Hetherington

Cambodia, Tourism, Travel

How to Travel Safely in Cambodia

A friend of mine recently approached me for advice on how to travel safely in Cambodia. Although Cambodia is a relatively safe country, there are health risks, scams and unscrupulous people you should be alert about. These tips will help you enjoy your holiday whilst also ensuring you don’t need to end up at the police station. Don’t use your phone/iPad/electronics in a tuk-tuk – I know multiple people who have had their personal possessions stolen from them whilst riding  ...

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Cambodia, Charity, Child Protection, Crowdfunding, Developing countries, Education, Empowerment, Human and Hope Association

Providing education to the children of Cambodia

When we recruited students for a second daily preschool class at Human and Hope Association in October 2013, *Srey (not her real name for child protection purposes, so I am using Srey as it means ‘girl’ in Khmer) was one of three students we recruited. Our Education Coordinator had struggled to  ...

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Cambodia and Self-Esteem

Picture this. After having finally received confirmation that your NGO is registered, a difficult feat in Cambodia, you plan a party. A party where you invite your team, their family and other NGO’s. You spend weeks planning said party, and the day finally arrives. After working up a sweat  ...

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Stolen Dogs in Cambodia

When working in a pagoda in Siem Reap, I would come across kittens abandoned at the pagoda every week. Puppies were sometimes abandoned too, but those were usually stolen for dog meat. My friend’s dogs would often go missing, never to return. They would either be stolen from their homes or out  ...

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