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What is a Spirit House? All You Need to Know About Spirit Houses in Cambodia

As a soon-to-be master of the occult, one of my absolute favorite things to do is learn about the strange and/or paranormal traditions that exist around the world. What a culture believes as a whole really does tell you so much about where the community came from, why its current traditions work the way they…
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My Archaeological Experience in Cambodia

For those who don’t know, I decided to volunteer this summer at an archaeological dig in Cambodia. P’teah Cambodia: ProjecT Excavating Ancient Households was an excavation lead by Drs. Miriam Stark and Alison Carter. The goal of the dig was to discover how people lived back during the Pre-Angkorian, Angkorian, and Post-Angkorian periods. While scientists…
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A Day at Shanghai Disney Resort

Though it took me a 14-hour plane ride to make it to Shanghai from Los Angeles, somehow the flight seemed relatively easy and painless. There were plenty of meals, and perhaps the overnight aspect of it made the time fly by faster. Whatever it may be, getting to Shanghai was easy for me. Getting to…
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The Temples of Angkor: Ta Prohm, Angkor Thom, and Angkor Wat

If a visit to Cambodia is not on your “to-do” list, I highly recommend that you switch up your priorities. After being in the presence of what was once the great Temples of Angkor, your whole perspective on life can easily shift. When the Temples of Angkor are mentioned, the first thing that comes to…
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APOPO Works with African Giant Pouched Rats to Detect Landmines throughout Africa and Cambodia

On my recent trip to Cambodia, I had no idea that landmines were such a problem until I arrived. As Cambodia was plagued with three decades of recent war, there are landmines scattered all across the countryside, abandoned and ready to detonate at any moment. This is clearly a real danger, especially to the farmers,…
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