Social impacts of travelling are important but can be complex. Here are some thoughts on how one might be an ethical traveller. … More Thoughts on Being an Ethical Traveller Part 2
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. … More What Is An Ethical Traveller?
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 … More Water for Life
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? … More Myanmar’s Development Journey
While travelling in Thailand and Myanmar I discovered how cashew nuts are grown and processed. … More The Story Behind Cashew Nuts