Brussels Community Garden – A regenerative food system

When I travel, I am looking for evidence of connections that can help regenerate our food system. At the end of June, I boarded an early Eurostar departure from London and arrived mid-morning in Brussels. I spent the rest of the morning looking around the Botanique Gardens.  In the afternoon, after checking into my hotel, […]

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Food Tour in Ho Chi Minh City

In February, I visited Ho Chi Minh City. I arrived on the train at 4 am, after a two and a half day trip from Hanoi. I spent the day walking to and through Ben Thanh Market and then visited the Fine Arts Museum. By late afternoon, I was ready to check into my hotel […]

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Oolong Tea Tasting

Tea Time It was coming up to 4pm, and I was walking down Chalk Farm Road on my way to Tea & Glory. I was going to meet up with Andrew Perryman, a certified tea sommelier, who was going to guide me through my first tea tasting. The first tea that Andrew will introduce me too […]

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Hort Park Community Gardening

In my previous post, I wrote about three qualities that I loved about Hort Park. In this article, I return to one of my favourite topics, community gardening. In addition to the Nong Edible City Garden centre in the park, I also stumbled across community gardens.   I had not looked, ahead of my visit, to […]

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Open Source Aquaponics

How we produce and distribute nutritious food to a growing population is one of the key challenges we face. There is no single answer to this challenge. It requires a systemic approach. One part of this problem is to look at how we grow our food in both urban and rural settings. One answer could […]

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Slow travel – from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City by train

How to plan a train trip from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City When I planned my recent trip to Vietnam, it was always with the intention of taking the train from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City. I am a self-confessed lover of train travel! To travel slowly is a gift. Travelling by train I […]

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30 Days Wild – Day 8 Spitalfields City Farm

The Wildlife Trusts in the UK has challenged people to go wild throughout June this year. So for the month of June, I am blogging each day about a random act of wildness! Travelling and wildlife go together. Landscapes, cityscapes and skyscapes all hold an abundance of wildlife to enjoy.  We can often miss the little pockets […]

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30 Days Wild Day 7 – Nomadic Community Garden Spitalfields

The Wildlife Trusts in the UK has challenged people to go wild throughout June this year. So for the month of June, I am blogging each day about a random act of wildness! Travelling and wildlife go together. Landscapes, cityscapes and skyscapes all hold an abundance of wildlife to enjoy.  We can often miss the little pockets […]

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30 Days Wild Day 6 – The Allotment in Kensington Gardens

The Wildlife Trusts in the UK has challenged people to go wild throughout June this year. So for the month of June, I am blogging each day about a random act of wildness! Travelling and wildlife go together. Landscapes, cityscapes and skyscapes all hold an abundance of wildlife to enjoy.  We can often miss the little pockets […]

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Siem Reap with a responsible twist

I love to travel and wanted to learn how to travel in a more conscious and rewarding way. In 2013 I took an MSc in Responsible Tourism Management which gave me a new set of eyes with which to look at travel and at the tourism industry. It has led me to choose carefully when […]

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