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Street children - The challenge

INDIA | Fri, 8 Nov 2013 | By tjrossi | Views [2037]

  I've been in Delhi more than a month now and many of you are probably wondering what I'm doing here each day. I'm volunteering for an organisation called Salaam Balaak Trust teaching English and trying to support older teenagers in their quest ... Read more >

Tags: begging, child labour, delhi, india, poverty, ragpicking, street children, village

A Fistful of Rupees: Coping with Begging on Third World Trails

INDIA | Fri, 20 Nov 2009 | By travel-tips | Views [5651] | Comments [1]

Thanks so much to Jeff Greenwald from Ethical Traveler for this guest post.  Several years ago, on a solo trek in northern India, I was joined by an eight-year-old boy wearing a tattered red vest. He startled me with a phrase in perfect ... Read more >

Tags: beggars, begging, culture shock, ethical travel, india, poverty, responsible travel

Scams - the advanced course

WORLDWIDE | Wed, 3 Sep 2008 | By safetyhub | Views [18309] | Comments [15]

Scammers are ultimately people preying on your ignorance for their own benefit. You don't want to spend your holidays wary of everyone and everything around you – travel is after all, an opportunity to try new things.  However, even for experienced ... Read more >

Tags: begging, money, non-destination, pickpocket, scams, travel-safety, travel-tips

 

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