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An Idiot’s Guide to not Offending Abroad

Originally published in The City Journal.

Travellers are skilled improvisers. Whether you are hunting for a toilet in central Russia or ordering breakfast in Nicaragua, chances are you’ll use some sort of sign language to get your point across. 617 more words


A Tribute to Kilimanjaro’s Porters: The Real Heroes of the Mountain

If you have climbed Africa’s highest mountain, you will know first-hand just how amazing Kilimanjaro’s Porters are, but sadly, Tanzania’s unsung heroes are often treated poorly by unscrupulous climbing companies, who do not provide them with adequate clothing, sufficient food or a fair wage. 156 more words


Cambodia: Social Eateries 

Traveling from north to south Cambodia, Siem Reap to Sihanoukville, we had a taste not only of Cambodian life but also their cuisine. As an added bonus we even got to experience some other elements of Cambodia that certainly were not on the to do list, such as the Intensive Care Unit of a clinic in Phnom Penh (there are cats) and many a police station in Sihanoukville (watch out for those motorbike Cowboys, they’ll snatch your handbag and bring you with them if necessary!). 670 more words

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3 questions you should ask yourself whenever you read or watch something about the global South

As a responsible traveller, you may want to prepare yourself by reading books or blogs about or from the country you are going to. Or you are watching some movies to get to know more about your destination. 728 more words


Why now is the time to visit Burma

“Now’s the time to visit Burma – because soon it will have changed.” Such has been the sentiment so often expressed since Burma opened its doors to the outside world in 2010. 631 more words


Is it safe to travel to Burma? Ethics and unrest in 2015

In recent months we have seen a fantastic rise in public interest in travelling to Burma, which is great news for the country and its people.  1,684 more words