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review 22 Feb 2015

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

How to decide between so many great moments. It must have been either the cooking class or the circus. But generally, as cliched as it is, the best part were the people. Both our wonderful guides and the others we met. So friendly and releaxed, not as in your face as in other Asian countries I visited.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

When you visit the Killing Fields, also visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. The two sites belong together to grasp the history of the country, and can easily be done in one day. If you are interested in the recent history, the Landmine museum, which is on the way to the Banteay Srei temple. And if you see a blue pumpkin cafe, go for the ice cream!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

It includes several social projects (Circus, the recommended cooking class, Chambok village ecotourism). It also provides much loved jobs to guides and drivers, something I hadn't considered in my backpacker days. Environmentally, it's as good or bad as any long distance journey involving inland travel.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Wonderful! I was sceptical that the guide and car would somehow isolate me from the "real" travelling, but instead I found it extremely relaxing and time saving not to have to hunt for guest houses, buses and information. Staying with a guide for over a week, you build up a level of friendship that you may not get otherwise. Maybe it's getting older, but I definitely enjoyed the extra luxuries.

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