Category Archives: Sustainable development

Captain Kirk’s trip down the Mekong River

In a previous post I wrote about Isara, the foundation which I will be volunteering for in February, I mentioned the Think Before You Throw Campaign and that Kirk, the founder of Isara went down the Mekong River in a boat … Continue reading

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We’re talking trash

If you stumbled on to my blog before you might know that I am going to be  an Isara volunteer in February, for a month, in Nong Khai, Thailand. Apart from running a learning centre, where Thai people can  learn … Continue reading

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A human zoo

A few weeks ago, I was reading through my student literature on sustainable tourism, and found a piece about the Karen hill tribes in north western Thailand on the Burma border,  and what negative impact tourism has on their women. … Continue reading

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Destruction in paradise

I was looking at  some photos, recently taken of my secret paradise island, and I was very sad to see this: This photo was taken in May 2011 and this ugly concrete hotel, right before the main beach and  is … Continue reading

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The new mass tourism

It is said that a new kind of mass tourism is developing. It will no longer only be the  the rich people from the west who travels anymore. In India, China, South Korea, Thailand and other countries in Asia the … Continue reading

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Bring your water bottle

Why you should travel with your own water bottle: First of all you never know when you might get thirsty. I am going to give you a few other reasons to bring your own bottle. Buying new water bottles everytime … Continue reading

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Couchsurfing, is it a sustainable way of travelling or not?

Couchsurfing has become a very popular way to travel and in many blogs and on different webpages you can read about what a sustainable way of travelling it is. I agree that it is sustainable in the sense that you … Continue reading

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