What is an ethical traveller? I my last blog I posed a series of questions and dilemmas I had encountered during my recent trip to Myanmar. Here are some thoughts on how one might be an ethical traveller. To me, being this means aspiring to travel in both a social and environmentally responsible manner.
During my most recent sojourn to Myanmar, I thought about what it means to be an ethical traveller. As a person who strives to live a responsible life - both environmentally and socially, is it possible to continue this as a tourist? While on holiday, these aspirations don't disappear for me, but the challenges are sometimes different and the boundaries between 'right' and 'wrong' become blurred.
Children are spending less time in nature than ever before, becoming more sedentary and not having opportunities to intimately interact with nature. Spending time in nature is important for everyone, especially children. It's also critical if we want to cultivate ecologically minded citizens who respect nature and understand the necessity for both protecting and enhancing it.
After my recent trip to Southern Myanmar, I discuss the ethics of travelling to country with current conflict.
Exploring reasons for deciding to travel to Myanmar and what I discovered about the people, culture and food.
My last few days have featured playing a plethora of games, decorating the school with paper snowballs and snowmen, exchanging gifts with students and teachers, laughing almost to the point of crying, devouring hearty meals, watching countless dances to English Christmas carols, hearing 'Frosty the Snowman' blaring through the warm streets of Ranong and playing the… Continue reading Merry Christmas
Hello cute little banana leaf package! So neatly wrapped up! What might you be hiding inside? A delectable treasure? Shall I try you? Ok then! But... what are you? With my Thai being limited to saying sawatdee ka (hello) and khop kuhn ka (thank you) it was difficult to extract further information about the mystery… Continue reading Where the Magic Happens