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Cambodia Calling! The PEPY Ride Is a Trip of a Lifetime

  • Amy McLoughlin
  • 4 November 2013

The PEPY Ride is an annual 1000-kilometre cycling extravaganza across Cambodia, run by PEPY Tours, an award-winning social enterprise. It is a unique opportunity to explore far beyond the tourist traps, by experiencing authentic cultural exchanges and expand one’s minds through learning about global development from experts. Best of all, every journey funds a dynamic program of education and youth empowerment projects for rural Cambodian students.

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My House Is Your House: Unique Homestays Around the World

  • Laurel Angrist
  • 2 July 2012

No matter where you travel – the saying goes – there’s still no place like home. Luckily, for many travellers, it’s now possible to forgo run-of-the mill hotel stays in favour of a night (or more) spent with a local family. Commonly known as ‘homestays,’ such local travel opportunities offers win-win outcomes for both travellers and their hosts. Considering a sustainable alternative to staying in a hotel? Here are five of our favourite cultural homestays that offer enriching travel experiences while also improving local livelihoods.

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The Inside Word on… Siem Reap, Cambodia

  • Thomas Holdo Hansen
  • 27 July 2011

Through the Inside Word, local travel experts share their top tips on what to do, what to eat, where to party and where to shop in their neck of the woods. This month, we find our way to the heart of Siem Reap, Cambodia, at the threshold of Angkor Wat.

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Thoughts from the Heart of an Ancient Cambodian Empire

  • WHL Group
  • 11 October 2010

Every month, we delve into the travel experiences of people in the extended WHL Group network. This month we talk to Ny Sandayvy, office manager at angkorhotels.org, the whl.travel local connection based Siem Reap, Cambodia.

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PEPY Tours in Cambodia: A 2010 Responsible Tourism Award Finalist

  • Deborah Chan and Laurel Angrist
  • 23 September 2010

With the finalists of Wild Asia’s 2010 Responsible Tourism Award now announced, the honourable endeavours of six small- and medium-sized hotels and tour operators that champion responsible practices in the travel industry are being celebrated. The third of the finalists to receive a visit from the Wild Asia team was the PEPY Tours, a local tour operator and nongovernmental organisation working to improve access to education for underprivileged kids in Cambodia.

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Wild Asia Announces 2010 Responsible Tourism Awards Finalists

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 5 July 2010

Wild Asia has announced the finalists for the 2010 Responsible Tourism Awards. The selection of the trim shortlist of six candidates narrowed the focus to endeavours in Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Sri Lanka and Thailand. Winners will be announced on 21 October 2010 during the Responsible Tourism Award ceremony at ITB Asia in Singapore (20–22 October 2010).

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Young Adults Put Muscle Behind Fundraising for the Sangkheum Center in Siem Reap, Cambodia

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 2 December 2009

Although participants come from all over the world, one local team in this year’s Angkor Wat Bike Race and Rally will be an eager band from the Sangkheum Program for Young Adults, a two-stage support program for resident young adults at the Sangkheum Center for Children who must leave at age 18.

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PEPY Magic: Under an NGO Spell in Rural Cambodia

  • Laura Pepper
  • 23 April 2009

I had no idea that a trip with PEPY would have such an impact on my life. Well, actually that’s a slight lie. The friend who had recommended the Cambodia-based NGO to me had warned that it would, but I didn’t quite believe it. After all, I had volunteered before, I had travelled Southeast Asia…

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