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 have 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 have 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 have 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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Exploring Hanoi on a long weekend

In this post, I will share with you how to make the most of a long weekend in Hanoi. I flew to Hanoi from Singapore as part of a recent trip I made to South-East Asia. Vietnam is a charming country and one that is growing fast in terms of overseas visitors. The number of visitors […]

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How Vegetable Gardens in Cambodia change lives

Bansay Reak Secondary School Vegetable Garden

Siem Reap in Cambodia is the tourist gateway to the temples at Angkor Wat. When I flew there from Vietnam in March I headed two hours further north to Samrong and visited something completely different – school vegetable gardens! I travelled with a friend to visit three schools that are involved in the Green Shoots Foundation […]

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Culpeper Community Garden

This is the latest in a series of blog posts about community gardens and food projects. For me, community gardens show how people and spaces can be transformed and connected through the simple acts of gardening and growing food together. Whenever I travel I like to go and find some community gardens and edible spaces to […]

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Aquaponics – GrowUp Urban Farm

Aquaponics and vertical farming Ever heard of aquaponics?  In the future more of our food will be grown using aquaponics. Aquaponics is a combination of aquaculture (farming fish) and hydroponics (growing plants in water with added nutrients rather than soil). The food that I eat and how it can be grown locally and in a […]

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Todmorden Incredible AquaGarden

Ever heard of aquaponics?  In the future more of our food will be grown using aquaponics. Aquaponics is a combination of aquaculture (farming fish) and hydroponics (growing plants in water with added nutrients rather than soil). The food that I eat and how it can be grown locally and in a sustainable way is important […]

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