People of Tibet – Faces of a strong spirit (Photojournalism)

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Have you ever wondered what a proud and a strong spirit looks like in the face of adversity? Travel to Tibet through my pictures and stories of these religious, devoted, compassionate and giving people, and discover more about Tibet. The best definition I found to describe Tibetans is “people with a strong spirit”. Throughout my travels I have met many amazing …

Ethical & Responsible Travel – 15 Tips every world traveler should follow

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Ethical and Responsible tourism can be a very sensitive and confusing topic, but with these simple 15 Travel Tips every world traveler should follow, we can all encourage ethical and responsible tourism and make a positive mark on our planet. 15 simple tips on how to be an Ethical & Responsible traveler   While the big question for some people …

SAPA, Vietnam: 2019 Ethical Travel Guide

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Ethical Tourism in Sapa and why I recommend booking an independent homestay Ethical travel is about creating better places to live and better places to visit – These 7 steps on my Ethical Travel Guide for Sapa help highlight why it is important to hire a local guide and to book an independent homestay if you are going to trek …

Nepal: 25 Pictures to inspire you

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Discover the amazing NEPAL Nepal is a land full of centuries-old culture, customs and gestures, influenced by the high altitudes in the Himalayas and the prevalence of Hinduism and Buddhism religion. The land of yaks, temples, stupas, beautiful countryside, prayers flags and prayer wheels, amazing mountains and with a strong influence of diverse people from neighboring countries such as India …

South Africa Safari: 25 Pictures to inspire you

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Bucket list – SAFARI in SOUTH AFRICA in 25 pictures I believe that doing a Safari in Africa is something that is included on every traveler’s bucket list. What’s not to love about the mix of adventure + animals living in their natural habitat. I started my safari in South Africa at Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre with a guided tour of …