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Tourism Transparency

Tourism Transparency

If you are considering a trip to Burma/Myanmar then I highly recommend checking out a good friend’s website – Tourism Transparency. This organisation is a small, independent group of active campaigners who are aiming to educate tourists to Burma about responsible travel. As trips to Burma are becoming increasingly more popular, it is important in […]

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It’s Time

As I lie here in bed listening to the world wake up, I’m finally struck by that sickly feeling. You know the one of nervous excitement coupled with terror that only hits when something really big is about to or has happened. Yeah….that one. Questions are going through my head like “Do I want to […]

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Orphanage Tourism

Children are Not Tourist Attractions

There was a recent article published on the Sydney Morning Herald website that was examining the business of orphanages in Cambodia. I don’t claim to be any kind of expert or even a novice on this topic, but it is a very sensitive and controversial topic that is worthy of a post I think!

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Ten

Leaving Soon

Waking up today it struck me that *GULP* we have 10 days til we leave…TEN DAYS! ERMERGERRD. The last few weeks have been pretty mammoth mentally and physically and to be perfectly honest, I’m really looking forward to being able to sleep in (maybe) and having not as much to do. There have been a […]

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How to cope with the heat in South East Asia

Nong cools down in front of a fan on a particularly hot day.

Asia isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but it sure is mine. The heat, the people, the unique chaos of the place that seems to make no sense at all, the food, the lifestyle, the general vibe of the region. Of course there are aspects to it that are hard – the language barrier, the poverty […]

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What to pack..?

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There are loads of blog posts, tips, hints etc online dedicated to the art of packing for a trip, but from what I have noticed, not many for those who are going to relocate to one place for some time or for those who aren’t hardcore backpackers going to stay in a dingy hostel for $2 per […]

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Preparing to Leave

Phnom Penh

With the packing-up-life situation at home, I thought I would prepare a list of helpful tips for those who are in a similar situation. With all the excitement of leaving and adventures on the horizon, it can be so very easy to forget to do things until it’s too late.

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Cultural Appropriateness when Travelling

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South East Asia is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world with so many amazing things on offer.  There are temples, beaches and islands, mountainous regions, incredibly diverse food and people, strong Buddhist culture and countries that are screaming towards modern development. People come here to be surprised, excited and touched by […]

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Links and What Not

Mirror Mirror

Obviously there are a whole bunch of amazing blogs out there but I thought I would list a few that I regularly peruse and/or follow these bloggers on twitter.  Its so inspirational to read some of them, get hungry at the thought of all that food they are getting to explore and the places they […]

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Volunteering

Lottie!

Volunteering isn’t for everyone, especially international volunteer work. Giving up a steady income, working in an unknown place with language, cultural and health barriers is challenging and confronting. You don’t get paid, you have a huge workload and you have to try to smile and enjoy yourself along the way. But, the rewards can be […]

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