Spirituality of the Angkor Wat Temples

The Angkor Wat Temple in Cambodia is one of the world’s biggest religious monuments ever constructed. Throughout its walls lies decades of history and spiritual values. It is one unmissable destination when visiting Cambodia. Located close to the modernised town of Siem Reap, Angkor Wat is a shrine for Hinduism and Buddhism. It is dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu, who is the “preserver” and “protector” in the Hindu triad. ...

3 Ways to Make Your Travel Memories Last a Lifetime

3 Ways to Make Your Travel Memories Last a Lifetime When you travel with Development Together, you will make memories that you want to remember forever. And you can! Here are three creative ways to make sure that you will have these experiences stored away for not only yourself, but also to show your family and friends.   1. Journal Journaling throughout your trip is not only good to be ...

To Give or Not to Give? – That is the question!

When is it ok to give to beggars? Begging is something that we are often confronted with when traveling through the developing world. Begging can take many guises. It may be someone badgering you at a famous landmark where you are sight-seeing asking for money, or it might come from someone sitting “panhandling” on a street corner. Sometimes you may be approached by a group of dishevelled, and shoeless, children ...

Top 5 Travel Destinations – Vietnam

Top 5 Travel Destinations – Vietnam: One of the many benefits of doing work with Development Together is that you can travel before and after your volunteer experience. Vietnam is one of four placements offered to Engineering, Environment & Urban Planning students and professionals and offers some of the most stunning and unique pre/post travel experiences. In this article we will go over the 5 best places to travel within ...

A Life with Meaning – Sopheap’s Story

Sopheap is a Prosthetic and Orthotics’ technician who works at a large rehabilitation centre near Phnom Penh, Cambodia. We first met Sopheap about 8 years ago, and she instantly made an impact on us, because despite her limited English language skills, and our even more limited Khmer (Cambodian) skills, we were somehow able to communicate and laugh together.                         ...

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