This is the first book written from the viewpoint and experiences of an orphanage tourist Framed by my time working at a HIV orphanage, I look at the dangers of the current fad of orphanage tourism and the creation of an orphan culture which is being supported by orphanage tourism Cambodia has never recovered from the murderous Khmer Rouge years I review the wider problems within Cambodian society which are perpetuating the break down of an already torn social fabric forced evictions, the impact of sex trafficking, the current state of the Kingdom under a dictatorship, violent crime and the ongoing exploitation of women and children I also detour into Indonesian ghost movies, Buddhist ceremonies, and my own absurd and probably dangerous predicament If you are interested in Cambodia, thinking about some kind of orphanage tourism, or wishing to travel in Cambodia, this book will give you a perspective you won t get in the travel guides....
|Title||:||Cambodia, Orphan Tourism and Me|
|Publisher||:||CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform 1 edition May 12, 2013|
|Number of Pages||:||304 pages|
|File Size||:||781 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Cambodia, Orphan Tourism and Me Reviews
Having been to Cambodia, this book explains a lot about the beggars and kids trying to sell you stuff and beg money. Good book to read before donating money or time to anyone there !
It was sad to read and disheartening but important to be enlightened if you travel and want to contribute. One never knows but instincts are often right!
Ron’s raw portrayal of the history, the reality, the deception and the raw survival instincts of these people makes a fascinating read.