On my way to the Middle East

Yesterday I found out i’ve been accepted to go on a study tour of the Middle East in January and February next year.

I’m pretty excited. The study tour is run by APHEDA – Union Aid Abroad. From talking to a few people who have been previously it’s going to be a real positive experience.

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The Khmer Rouge in Phnom Penh

When I was originally planning on visiting Cambodia, I was only going to go to Angkor Wat and hang out in the temples whistling the Indiana Jones theme song. But due to the exorbitant prices of flights between Bangkok and Siem Reap, I decided to spend a couple of days in the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh. Continue reading The Khmer Rouge in Phnom Penh

S-x in Cambodia

One of the things that Cambodia is best known for is s-x tourism. Some of it is your regular ‘money for s-x’ stuff (this page should give you the general idea) but one interesting aspect of it that I discovered when I was there was the concept of companions in bars. One night, myself and a few American guys were taken to a dark and noisy bar/disco one night by a Khmer friend of theirs (who I’ll call BG because he runs this place), and the second we sat down we were surrounded by a throng of Beer Girls with small torches and flip-charts of all the beers we could buy. Continue reading S-x in Cambodia