After booking my flight out of New Zealand, my spare time and lunchtimes at work has involved researching South East Asia. This is a well trodden backpacking route, and there are plenty of travel blogs and forums available online. 947 more words
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In the last blog, we described how one man is trying to improve life for the local Bedouin in his area.
In St Katherine’s, an hours drive away, another ‘outsider’ is in the process of starting up a business to help the Bedouin. 1,344 more words
Kerala is famous for its sleepy and mysterious backwaters – and visitors can experience the mysteriousness up close, by staying on a traditional rice barge or ‘kettuvallom’ that has been turned into a houseboat – complete with ensuite bedroom, a viewing deck and colonial dark wood furniture. 1,334 more words
Before Phuket, I was naively excited and eager to sit atop elephants. It was number one on my list of activities in Thailand. I would look at photos and read stories about the different experiences people have riding them. 594 more words