ethics, Myanmar, travel

Thoughts on Being an Ethical Traveller Part 2

Social impacts of travelling are important but can be complex. Here are some thoughts on how one might be an ethical traveller.

Human rights, Myanmar, nature, plastic, pollution, sustainability

Myanmar’s Development Journey

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?

food, Human rights, Myanmar, nature, sustainability, thailand

The Story Behind Cashew Nuts

While travelling in Thailand and Myanmar I discovered how cashew nuts are grown and processed.

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.

Human rights, Migration, Myanmar, thailand, Volunteering

The Migrant’s Plight

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