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Barber: Voluntourism May Do More Damage Than Good

Barber: Voluntourism May Do More Damage Than Good

By Shaelyn Barber

April 25, 2018

I wanted to change the world. So at age 15, I journeyed across the globe to Cambodia, intent upon my desire to help the impoverished country. I didn’t know much about Cambodia, its people or its trials. All I knew was that people were suffering, and I wanted to do my part to make the world a better p...

Barber: Tourist Bartering is Exploitative

Barber: Tourist Bartering is Exploitative

By Shaelyn Barber

September 18, 2017

The energy of the market was intoxicating. Merely 15 years old at the time, I was astonished by the stark contrast between the typical United States grocery store and the buzzing Cambodian square. Stalls of food, cloth, souvenirs and cuts of meat were all squished together in a frenzy of controlled chaos....

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