My travel writing career started with a journal. Nowadays it would have been a blog. Thanks to BootsnAll for this post! There are lots of ways to stay connected during your travels, but travel blogs seem to be all the rage across the interwebs these days. What used to be an exclusive club for the Read more about Fancy writing your own travel blog?[…]
Rio Negro It is my second day on the world famous river. I am crossing the Amazon from Manaus in a low lying riverboat, shaded from the sun under a canopy, lazing in a hammock and snoozing, or chatting idly with one of the crew. The river splits into multiple channels as it sweeps Read more about Sunset on the Rio Negro[…]
http://www.wanderlust.co.uk/tripfinder/operator/frontier_286/costa-rica-animal-rescue-project_22317?utm_campaign=Trip+Finder+12%2F08%2F2014&utm_medium=Trip+Finder&utm_source=email I have never done any voluntary work whilst travelling abroad, to my regret. Here in Spain I volunteer at the lovely La Mata and Torrevieja Salt Lakes Nature Reserve, doing work which includes removing invasive plants and planting indigenous ones in their place. It’s a privilege to work there! http://turismodetorrevieja.com/web/?page_id=541&lang=en
Luang Prabang was one of the most charming places I’ve been. Sitting at the roadside at dawn to make a donation of sticky rice to the monks’ bowls as they walked past in single file to the temple was awesome, a lifelong memory. http://www.wanderlust.co.uk/mywanderlust/members/shakespearestravels/experiences/luang-prabang-lovely-laid-back-laos_6402?utm_campaign=Friday%20Club%2008%2F08%2F2014&utm_medium=Friday%20Club&utm_source=email
Chicken Village, Vietnam As we approached, the villager looked up briefly but didn’t acknowledge our presence. Squatting, he continued to mould the reddish brown clay into a brick. The slapping noises reminded me of baby’s bath days. His opaque thighbones lay beneath a layer of drum tight, transparent skin, which his knees strove to Read more about Chicken Village[…]
http://www.fattoriaterranova.com/ I have taken groups here for a special day out. The food is all natural home grown produce, the wines likewise. It’s a truly rustic experience in a lovely setting.