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.

adventure, ethics, travel

What Is An Ethical Traveller?

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.

environment, nature, water

Water for Life

It's around 8pm as I unwind from a busy day which has included planning and teaching various lessons, dodging trucks and motorbikes through chaotic streets by bike and buying soil for my soon-to-be-flourishing balcony 'garden'. My belly is full of curry and rice and I'm contemplating devouring a square or two of chocolate. There are… Continue reading Water for Life

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.