Loung Ung Joins PEPY to Cycle in Cambodia

Littleton, CO (PressExposure) October 07, 2009 -- PEPY Tours is thrilled to announce that our upcoming cross-Cambodia bicycle tour will feature a very special guest, bestselling Cambodian author Loung Ung.

Ung is best known for her memoir First They Killed My Father, which recounts her family’s struggle to survive under Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge regime. Having witnessed one of the worst atrocities of recent history, Ung published her harrowing story, helping many people around the world better understand the experiences of Cambodian people during the late 1970s. Now a U.S. citizen and human rights activist, Ung has continued to bring awareness about Cambodian issues as spokesperson for the International Campaign to Ban Landmines.

In December PEPY will embark on its fifth annual PEPY Ride, a three-week cycling trip that is an “edu-venture,” combining tourism, volunteerism, and education. For participants, it is a chance to learn from and interact with people in rural Cambodia through support for community development projects, and to witness the country’s breathtaking landscape from the saddle of a mountain bike. PEPY Tours is honored to welcome Loung Ung to the cycling team, as she will bring further insight and education to the group about the issues that have shaped Cambodia and the realities in the country today. There are still three spots left on this trip.

For information on cycling in Cambodia with PEPY, visit http://pepytours.com or email info@pepyride.org.

About PEPY Tours

PEPY Tours offers volunteer and adventure cycling tours in Cambodia that raise funds to support educational programs in rural areas. Tours range from multi-week bike adventures to weeklong service learning projects. More information about PEPY Tours can be found at http://pepytours.com PEPY Tours was founded to educate travelers about responsible tourism options and the issues surrounding development initiatives in Cambodia as well as to fund the work of its partner organization, The PEPY Ride. The PEPY Ride is a non-profit organization registered in the USA and Cambodia, which was founded in 2005.

Alexia Nestora
PEPY Tours
27 Long Spur
Littleton, CO 80127

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Press Release Submitted On: October 07, 2009 at 3:55 am
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