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education, Human rights, nature, sustainability, travel, Volunteering

The Guilt of Privilege

The student's caring bespectacled eyes beckoned me, "Teacher! Come and have some of my lunch. Please!" Dishes of vegetable, chicken and rice were quickly exhibited. "Oh thanks! But, I already have my lunch," I replied. Some two hours later, having changed out of my teacher's uniform, I was wandering through school carrying a small backpack. "Teacher! Where are you… Continue reading The Guilt of Privilege

adventure, Human rights, Myanmar, travel

Is it Ethical to Travel to Myanmar?

After my recent trip to Southern Myanmar, I discuss the ethics of travelling to country with current conflict.

adventure, Human rights, Myanmar, travel

Deciding to go to Myanmar

Exploring reasons for deciding to travel to Myanmar and what I discovered about the people, culture and food.

education, Migration, Social change, thailand

Team Work Makes Dream Work

A month long social action project in Ranong, helped youth migrants from Myanmar to take small steps in transforming their community.

climate change

The Meaning of Snow, is it Climate Change?

aSleds. Igloos. Wintry walks. Hats and shovels. Boards and skis strapped to feet. Whitened streets. Frozen canals. #snowday. As the UK thaws after being blasted by 'The Beast from the East' and Storm Emma, my social media feed is returning to normal after being blanketed with the white stuff for several consecutive days. Meanwhile, the east… Continue reading The Meaning of Snow, is it Climate Change?

plastic, pollution, sustainability, waste

Towards Plastic Free

The first two months of 2018 has seen me focusing on waste. It frequently permeates my consciousness here in Thailand, with pollution omnipresent and use of convenience containers and carriers rife. Starting with There’s a Fraction too Much Plastic I explored the downfalls of plastic-use and its prevalence in my lifestyle, culminating in an analysis of… Continue reading Towards Plastic Free

food, nature, plastic, sustainability, waste

31 Days of Plastic

Over 31 days in January and February, I attempted to collect all the plastic I would normally throw out (or recycle). I consciously tried to avoid single-use plastic, but I still amassed an extortionate volume of plastic. Bearing in mind that virtually everything comes plastic-wrapped or bagged in Thailand, where I'm living, and often plastic-free… Continue reading 31 Days of Plastic

food, nature, plastic, pollution, sustainability, travel, waste

The Quest for the Reusable Straw

I finally found it! A reusable metal straw sitting atop the ultimate refreshing tropical drink. My taste buds and sustainability brain rejoice! But that's not all. I've also found a place that uses biogas produced from food waste to cook the most glorious vegetarian food without the obligatory spoonfuls of sugar and msg found elsewhere; food… Continue reading The Quest for the Reusable Straw