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review 14 Dec 2018

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

Too many to mention.. the food was delicious, Angkor temples were stunning, guides were knowledgeable and courteous and the addition of the Vietnam war/ Khamer Rouge prison camps added a sobering and enlightening aspect to the background understanding of the wonderful people in both countries.

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

Chay - vegetarian food in Vietnam. Take a swimming costume - if you stay in a hotel with a pool, it is bliss to cool off after the heat of the day.

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

I absolutely felt every aspect helped local people. The hotels and home stay were all small and independant, The guides were local with families living in the cities. We used guides at the visitor attractions, ate in very local restaurants, markets and bus stops along with locals and and local business men, our transport was all independent. We stopped at a water hyacinth weaving workshop on Tonle Sap lake which is making a business from harvesting the invasive hyacinth and selling woven products for income. I also visited a Seeing Hands massage place in Siem Reap - an organisation set up to help blind women train up in the skill of massage and earn an income.

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

Outstanding, the reassurance of knowing where I was going, without the stifling tourist group feel of big business holiday tourism. It felt like I had astonishing luxury with great information and insider knowledge but with a light touch on the communities I visited. It was perfect for me.

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