Saffron Coffee – Coffee that Tastes Good and also does good!

Saffron Coffee’s tagline is – We Believe Coffee should Not only taste good it should also do good. So, Saffron’s cafes are more than a place to enjoy good coffee and tea, they are a chance to give back to local coffee-growing communities in Laos. Started in 2006 to provide an alternative cash crop to […]

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Two Little Birds Cafe

Where to head for in Luang Prabang, for a perfect smoothie bowl? The answer is Two Little Birds Cafe. The smoothies are delicious and made with love. Located off the main drag, this cafe is well worth seeking out behind Amantaka hotel. A family-run business whose ethos covers recycling, no single use plastic, a sense […]

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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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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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Ilkley Moor to the Cow and Calf

Ilkley Moor Ilkley Moor is located in Yorkshire, in the UK. It sits looking over the town of Ilkley. It is known for the ‘Cow and Calf’ rocks that can be seen at the old quarry. It is also famous for the Yorkshire anthem, “On Ilkley Moor baht ‘at”. In summer, when the heather is […]

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Walking in the Malvern Hills

Getting to Great Malvern from London One of my friends is training to walk the 24 Peaks Challenge in the Lake District in October. So, at 8am on a Saturday morning, we found ourselves boarding a Virgin Trains train at Euston station to travel to Great Malvern railway station to go and walk in the Malvern […]

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30 Days Wild Day 29 – Botanical Garden of Brussels

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 of wildlife […]

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30 Days Wild Day 17 – Box Hill Hike

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 of wildlife […]

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30 Days Wild – Day 15 St Martin’s Garden

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 of wildlife […]

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