To Give or Not to Give When Travelling Abroad: the Issue of Begging

To Give or Not to Give When Travelling Abroad: the Issue of Begging

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Visit Angkor Wat today and you are met with a shrill chorus of "one dollar one dollar one dollar" from hordes of begging children, while in Ethiopia the unrelenting chant is "you you you you". In Cambodia, older children organise groups of smaller ones to jump up and down in front of photo vistas; Nepalese kids pull and punch you until you hand over "protection money". These resourceful strategies are the new front line in what has become one of the most common and frustrating dilemmas faced by modern travellers, that of begging.

Photo courtesy of Gregor Younger

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Looting of the Egyptian Museum Prevented by Egyptian Citizens

Looting of the Egyptian Museum Prevented by Egyptian Citizens

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While the eyes of the world are focused squarely on the volatile political situation in Egypt, a smaller drama has been quietly unfolding in Cairo at the Egyptian Museum...

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