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Orphanage Tourism in Cambodia

Orphanage Tourism in CambodiaIf you love travelling on a budget, then third world countries are often on the hit list, especially Asia.  Incorporating responsible travel into your itinerary and seeing local communities benefit from tourism and generally improving lives is wonderful.  I’m retelling my story of guilt upon discovering I may have unwittingly contributed to the exploitation of children on a trip to Cambodia.  My journey commences from simply being a tourist looking at temples to delving further beneath the surface, revealing a dark side to Cambodia’s burgeoning tourism industry.  In hindsight, I am providing some helpful advice on how people can make a positive difference when visiting Cambodia and avoid the orphanage tourism in Cambodia trap. Continue reading