A tree falls in the forest

I have not been posting much on social media lately. Earlier this summer I considered declaring a social media ‘break’ to ape my main shake Katy Bowman AKA @nutritiousmovment as many of her protégés did - but not only did that seem grandiose (I haven’t got 10s of thousands of eager followers) and as I …

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Good vibes available here: Arugam Bay in Sri Lanka’s East has it all

 GOOD VIBES AVAILABLE HERE: ARUGAM BAY IN SRI LANKA’S EAST HAS IT ALL World-class surf conditions fringe a land of jungle and ancient temples. Elephants peer at you behind flocks of peacocks as you race away in your tuk tuk towards one of the many nearby surf breaks: this is a place where water buffalo …

Messiah Motives: the madness of the mzungu voluntourist

Knowing that I have been travelling in South East Asia over the last three years and am currently in East Africa, an ex-colleague from Jersey, Channel Islands, was in touch recently to ask for my recommendations for a young person she knew who was looking for a gap-year volunteering opportunity. Good intentions were behind all …

Olabe

A man, his wife, their daughter, and a 400-year old farm house. And all its land. So. Much. Land. All overgrown like sleeping beauty's castle after at least 400 years. The castle - their farm house - has seen better days. The roof will only continue its downward spiral. The rest, well - gut it …