Meet the artisans who make Thailand’s alms bowls by hand

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Craft communities and villages are becoming harder to find these days in Bangkok after decades of rapid urbanisation have taken their toll on the city’s traditional living spaces. But there are still a few centres for crafts made by street-side vendors, using traditional methods and materials. This is one of the last. On a […]

Be part of history on a game-changing trek up Mt Kilimanjaro

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Climb Africa’s highest peak, Mt Kilimanjaro, with a group of local women farmers to raise awareness about inequality, land rights and climate change In rural Africa, smallholder farmers (most of whom are women) produce close to 80% of the continent’s food. From sowing, weeding and fertilizing, to processing and transporting, […]

The best American cities to celebrate the 4th of July

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Whether you’re the front-runner in your local hot dog-eating contest or decked out Uncle Sam-style at the annual parade, we can all agree that the 4th of July is America’s holiday to go all out. And we do mean all out. Fireworks displays, grandiose parades, BBQs upon BBQs – it’s the most […]

find out which country has the most powerful passport

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The world is full of cool passports, from New Zealand’s classy silver fern motif to Norway’s ridiculous black-light mountainscape (as if Scando countries needed anything else to make them more awesome).  But which one is the most powerful? Which one gets you visa-free access to the most countries? And how does Australia […]