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In this weeks blog I thought I would get you all thinking about some of the possibilities and opportunities that are out there waiting for you to get your mittens on! If you want to become location independent and work from anywhere in the world or perhaps you just want the flexibility to work for yourself then this is the post for you! I have compiled a list of 20 jobs that you can do from almost anywhere in the world. These are just some of my ideas, I would love to hear what others you have - lets get our thinking caps on!

What an amazing weekend! To tell you the truth I was a little hesitant to head to Sihanoukville, Cambodia’s premier beach destination and one that has been pegged to be the next Phuket, boy am I glad I did it anyway!!!

A lot of people have been enjoying my Urban Forage updates about Cambodia and my life adjusting to the quirks that are living abroad but this week I want to show you how I went from working for the man in Australia to living location independent and working for myself here in Cambodia. I will show you 3 steps to help YOU be location independent.

Today is the day of love and I thought I would write to you with 7 things I am loving about Cambodia (and the amazing itinerary to show you how you can all get over here)!!!

You will see beggars in Cambodia, you will see kids ‘working’, trying to sell you their trinkets, books, scarves, marijuana - pretty much anything. It’s a part of life, we get used to it. Hanging out by the riverside in Phnom Penh, which is really popular with tourists, it is in your face. On a recent trip down there for dinner I was frustrated watching the tourists buying from the street kids. Why? Because they are usually ‘pimped’ out and only see a tiny fraction of the money we pay. But the thing is, I remember buying a scarf from the cutest little girl on my very first trip to Cambodia, I didn’t know any better, I thought I was doing my bit by helping out as I am sure a lot of travelers do. So the question is - how can you give back without giving in?

Last Friday I headed off with 9 other enthusiasts to a magical place in the heart of the province Kep called The Vine Retreat for a weekend of Yoga and Meditation. A far cry from my usual, familiar, Australia Day long weekends of cider swilling and listening to Triple J’s Hottest 100, I would be lying if I said I was wasn’t even a little bit nervous!

Firstly, thank you all so much for your positive responses to last weeks blog which talked about a pretty controversial subject - Sex Tourism. If you missed it you can check it out here http://www.urbanforage.co/node/22 . I really appreciate your support and feedback and I am glad it was thought provoking!

This brings me to this week’s blog which I thought I would make a little lighter by bringing you some random things I have discovered during my travels in Cambodia as well as a short video of our life so far. Enjoy :-)

Sex Tourism

Over the past few days I have been contemplating whether it’s too soon to write this blog post - which shows a darker side to Cambodia. However, I think it is an important message so the sooner I share it the better...

For those who are lucky enough to have travelled to Cambodia, you will know what I am talking about. For those who haven’t I hope I deliver this message well.

Well, after roughly 6 months in the making we have touched down in Phnom Penh, I know this may sound a little premature but I think I am in love with the city already!!! It really is one of those truly authentic Asian cities where life still happens out on the streets, you see whole families cooking up their dinner out on the footpath, children playing, men playing and betting on cards and street vendors cooking up amazing feasts for the people of the neighborhood. I have been busy getting $2 hair cuts, buying a Scooter, setting up phones and internet and of course EATING!!!!

Just a quick message from me this week. I have been super busy packing up my life here in Brissie and finishing up my last week at 'work'. It has been a crazy time and I find myself feeling a little overwhelmed but I am confident that I will get there and be on that plane come January 6! Christmas is a time to be grateful for all that you have and I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for signing up to follow me on my journey, I hope you enjoy the ride. Keep safe, love one another and see you all in the new year.

Loads of smoochy love,

Ducky xo

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