Posts categorized under Cambodia

04 February 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Sometimes we take ourselves too seriously?

“Sometimes we take ourselves too seriously, “ he said. My co-worker was referring to a heated debate in our office about volunteer tourism or “voluntourism”, and how to do it “right.” Living in Cambodia where the major cities have more “orphanages” sprouting up on each corner than you can keep track of, anything involving tourism, […]

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15 January 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Cold in Cambodia and OR in Salt Lake

It’s cold in Cambodia. Like, two-sweater I’m-rubbing-my-feet-to-keep-em-circulating cold. I’m sleeping with a thick blanket tonight. What happened to global warming?! For those of you who are even luckier to be in even colder weather, with more significant mountains, please take some turns for me in the snow. Those of you heading to Salt Lake City […]

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05 January 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Reaching towards Literacy

We haven’t been very good at putting quantitative metrics together to measure the success of PEPY’s programs. It’s hard to put a “number” on the impact of many of our programs, but these numbers are the first which have really shocked me. Do you know how many books were checked out of the PEPY library […]

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15 December 2008 ~ 0 Comments

PEPY Tours Hotel/Restaurant Partnerships

We have been meeting with more hotels, now that we are based in Siem Reap, and wanted to put our thoughts and methodologies out onto the interweb. Here goes! ———————————————————————————————————————- PEPY looks to partner with local and socially responsible organizations when operating our educational tours. We pick our hotels, restaurants, tour operators, and partner organizations […]

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