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31 January 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Investing Time in People

I am in the US for two weeks care of Ashoka and National Geographic as PEPY was a winner in the Geotourism Challenge last year.  I am getting my talk ready for the conferences they are bringing us here to speak at, and one of the themes I usually focus on is about investing time […]

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02 December 2009 ~ 3 Comments

What questions should we be asking?

One of the goals of our PEPY Tours is to change the way people live, travel, and give. We decided to send out our second post-trip survey, asking people who traveled with us many months or years ago to comment about the ways their PEPY trip influenced changes in their attitudes and actions. What questions […]

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28 November 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Lessons Learned in the USA

I just got back from the US.  Spanning two worlds that are so different, where I am perceived so differently can be confusing for the brain.  I can’t decide if I prefer to do my visit to the US in one big annual chunk, as I used to, or in more sporadic bursts of other-worldness […]

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18 November 2009 ~ 3 Comments

Why am I writing? And what do I do?

Blogging allows us to take “Reinvent yourself!” to new heights. Even when we don’t mean for it to happen, our “virtual” selves, and our “real” selves, might have little to do with each other, and the “virtual” world around our blog, twitter, and facebook posts might never know. Since I started blogging here, my outspoken […]

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10 September 2009 ~ 4 Comments

PEPY on Travelfish: What changes would YOU like to see in tourism?

Here is an interview travelfish did on PEPY: One of the questions they asked was about the changes I would love to see in tourism in Cambodia.  Here are my answers: 3) You say on your website that “PEPY Tours aims to catalyse a large-scale, transformational change in tourism.” What do you think is […]

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08 September 2009 ~ 2 Comments

British graduates sent out into the world to volunteer…. who will benefit?

I enjoyed this post on the Working World blog which which discusses how: in an effort to give unemployed graduates something to do, the British government is paying 500 people under 24 to travel abroad and take part in projects “such as building schools” I can no longer get the BBC link to work, but […]

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02 September 2009 ~ 0 Comments

New PEPY Tours Website

It’s nearly 3am. Our updated PEPY Tours website is about to go live and 4 of us are in the office trying to make that happen. We are feeling the pressure of the fact that supposedly all power will be cut in Siem Reap tomorrow or the next day for two days, so we wanted […]

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