Social impacts of travelling are important but can be complex. Here are some thoughts on how one might be an ethical traveller.
After travelling to Myanmar last month I reflect on what it will mean for Myanmar to develop. Will it be necessary to compromise nature and people for the sake of development?
While travelling in Thailand and Myanmar I discovered how cashew nuts are grown and processed.
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.
Teaching Burmese migrants here in Thailand, I hear of their stories, their struggles and their aspirations: their predicament often dominates my thoughts. While working with a migrant population is a new experience for me, migration itself is woven into my heritage. Aotearoa/New Zealand, where I grew up, is a country founded on migration. My ancestors predominantly… Continue reading The Migrant’s Plight