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Visiting Controversial Destinations

Travel is such an enriching experience with new cultures and new lessons to learn about the world and about ourselves at the same time. But as travel begins to slowly open up again, it begs the question, should we be travelling to controversial destinations?  There’s an argument about visiting countries where you don’t agree with… Continue Reading…

SOS Children’s Village Belarus

Children from Chernobyl Chernobyl was one of the world’s worst nuclear disasters but did you know that two thirds of the contamination fell on Belarussian territory, affecting nearly a quarter of the country’s land mass? The disaster is thought to have affected at least 7 million people. According to an article by the Independent, rates… Continue Reading…

War Child in Lebanon

The music danced around the room; the children’s feet bouncing to its beat. Everyone’s arms were in the air except for one little girl’s. She stood motionless as though she was unaware of the music and frivolity which was happening around her. She seemed lost and detached from the experience. In normal circumstances you could… Continue Reading…

Santa Marta Favela, Rio de Janeiro

As the ground moves further and further away, the Christ Redeemer statues appears in all its towering glory, the bay comes into view and the blue of the Atlantic ocean glistens in the distance. I travel higher listening to the sound of people conversing in a language I can barely comprehend, passing colourful, shanty buildings… Continue Reading…