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For almost 900 years there were elephants at Angkor and in November 2019 the owners of the herd along with key stakeholders in the tourism industry made the incredible decision to stop elephant rides at Angkor and retire the herd, moving them to a place of safety. Now living in 1100 acres of protected forest […]

All I can say is that this was a once in a lifetime opportunity and an absolute privilege to spend a couple of hours at Angkor Wat without the heaving crowds. Angkor Wat, in its beauty and state of preservation, is unrivaled and has an artistic distinctiveness. Built in the first half of the 12th [...]

In the foothills of Kulen Mountain, lies the Bos Thom Community Forest, 1100 acres of protected forest inhabited by the 14 elephants of Angkor. For 22 years, these elephants have given rides to visitors in the temples of the world heritage site. Today, they roam free in their natural habitat and are living testimony of […]

Jun 16, 2020

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by: Lance

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Categories: Uncategorized

Graceful, historic Hoi An is Vietnam’s most atmospheric and delightful town. Once a major port, it boasts the grand architecture and beguiling riverside setting that befits its heritage, and the 21st-century curses of traffic and pollution are almost entirely absent. The face of the Old Town has preserved its incredible legacy of tottering Japanese merchant […]

As the road curves back and forth, some slight bends, some hairpin turns, drivers are rewarded with spectacular views of misty mountains rising high over the South China Sea, deserted sandy beaches, forests and the twinkling lights of far-off cities. Hai Van roughly translates as ‘Sea of Clouds’ in Vietnamese, which perfectly describes this misty […]

In 2014 David and I made the difficult, but principled, decision to focus on ethical travel, and stop working with clients and suppliers that insisted on taking part in inhumane animal interactions, such as the infamous elephant back safaris in Thailand. Over the last 6 years we have endeavoured to find and support people and […]