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Bihar, India review piece

INDIA | Sun, 21 Apr 2019 | By edrh23 | Views [74]

I visited Patna, in the North East of India in February 2017, where I met with a close friend of mine,Tina, who I networked with whilst living and teaching in Copenhagen during 2015 and 2016. The plan was to speak at a conference about my experiences ... Read more >

Tags: india, poverty, roads, rural, tibetan

Cultural experiences day 2

GHANA | Wed, 21 Dec 2016 | By hannaontherun | Views [180]

The second night in Ghana was much better even though my roommate came in the middle of the night. I felt rested and excited about a New day. However I was soon warm so before doing anything else a shower was the first thing on my agenda. That is what ... Read more >

Tags: experience, market, poverty

A man's world, a woman's penalty.

KENYA | Tue, 16 Dec 2014 | By rubyanntravel | Views [786]

I see widows working vigorously to provide food to their offspring who, without a father are subjected to poverty. I hear the cries of children who are malnourished and parentless since the death of their mother and the fleet of their father to a new ... Read more >

Tags: action, activism, change, education, enoughisenough, femenism, kenya, poverty, volunteering

El Niño

ZIMBABWE | Sat, 17 May 2014 | By sibusisiweyona | Views [616]

  The man next was drenched in the familiar stale hostile smell of cheap alcohol.   Lawidzani had been declared an illegal substance in Zimbabwe after it had been discovered that the alcohol content was close to 70% and not the 14% ... Read more >

Tags: desperation, destruction, homelessness, poverty

Street children - The challenge

INDIA | Fri, 8 Nov 2013 | By tjrossi | Views [2029]

  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

Photos: My Scholarship entry - A 'place' I have visited

UGANDA | Fri, 5 Jul 2013 | By although_poverty | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

My name is Sarit saliman, i'm from Israel, I really love to travel the world, almost every year I'm going to photographs in other countries, I traveled to Africa Uganda, Cappadocia Turkey, Romania, Georgia, Greece. I enjoy the colors and smells, to know ... Read more >
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Tags: africa, child, children, joy, nature, photography, poverty, third world, traveling, trip visit

Photos: My Scholarship entry - The realms of poverty in India

INDIA | Wed, 3 Jul 2013 | By thebookoftravel | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

I am a science postgraduate from India and a devoted student of photography. My experiments with photography began a decade ago and it helped me appreciate and reinvent myself. In other words photography is a record of my reflections and ideologies about ... Read more >
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Tags: black and white, india, poverty

In Love with Luxury – confessions of a humanitarian imposter

FRANCE | Tue, 10 Jul 2012 | By ladyc | Views [677]

There is something about European luxury that cannot be imitated. It moves subtly, gracefully, in the detail of a cut instead of the glare of a monogram. Luxury is an exclusive club, quietly recognisable by secret hallmarks of quality ... Read more >

Tags: capitalism, development, diamonds, fashion, hippiness, luxury, poverty, shopping, wine

Township Series: Part One

SOUTH AFRICA | Mon, 27 Feb 2012 | By mich | Views [562]

Pieces of broken glass crunched into the sand under my feet as I walked. The air was dusty and smelled of garbage that was for too long neglected and left to rot by the side of the road. The sun is hot, burning my skin even through my clothes. Stray ... Read more >

Tags: africa, cape, cape town, chil, children, poverty, south, south africa, town, township

Two nights in Bangkok

THAILAND | Sun, 19 Feb 2012 | By pmok | Views [330]

My first gap program is a month in Koh Tao, Thailand to learn scuba diving, which will prepare me for the volunteer programs in Africa and South America. I spent a weekend in Bangkok before departing for Koh Tao. Bangkok was where I went on my very ... Read more >

Tags: bangkok, crowded streets, environment issue, pollution, poverty, thailand

Photos: My Photo scholarship 2011 entry

THAILAND | Mon, 7 Nov 2011 | By tbarrett | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

My photos that I submitted were when I visited a pre-school along the relatively hostile Thai/Cambodian border with a friend in recent times to video and photograph the refugee orphans. We visited a few schools around there and the kids were very playful ... Read more >
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Tags: children, orphan, poverty, refugee, school

World View - Have/Have Not

MEXICO | Mon, 15 Nov 2010 | By philsylvester | Views [680]

Why Mexico's border towns are so dangerous. Ciudad Juarez (Mexico) was recently named the most dangerous city in the world. There’s a drug war raging that claimed 350 lives in October 2010. The bloodiest month in a bloody year – 2666 homicides ... Read more >

Tags: mexico, poverty, usa

water & electricity...a luxury? uganda?

KENYA | Fri, 18 Dec 2009 | By kena | Views [784]

id never considered candlelight as anything other than an added romantic substance or a relaxing vibe for a massage session. but for the last month ive realized theres no luxury in 8boys and 2 girls crowded around a candle to read a book and eat your ... Read more >

Tags: poverty, simplicity, swahili, uganda

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

field work, home work, raining fish!

KENYA | Sat, 3 Oct 2009 | By kena | Views [1576] | Comments [1]

karibu all! loads to tell ya, tuesday was fatastic. i went into the fields to work with the guardians. most had no shoes, one woman had only 1 of shoe, they were all in skirts. i showed up in pants and boots...a little overdressed id say. anyway ... Read more >

Tags: children, farm, food, inspiration, kids, land, love, poverty, seeds

Yogyakarta street urchins

INDONESIA | Mon, 7 Jul 2008 | By simon_monk | Views [1162]

After Bali I was slightly surprised at the general level of poverty on Java. Not extreme poverty but the sheer volume of Becak drivers willing to pedal you around for a pitance spoke volumes. Despite the vibrant market along Marlborough Street, there ... Read more >

Tags: becak, beggars, children, dilemma, poverty, yogyakarta

Clothes to Grow Into

NICARAGUA | Sat, 20 Jul 2002 | By tinamurty | Views [201]

  I memorized all English-language warnings before I left.  Keep your important documents in a money belt close to your body.  Bring change so you don’t have to pull out a large bill.  Don’t wear jewelry or nice clothing.... Read more >

Tags: central america, child labor, nicaragua, poverty, shoeshine boy

Freedom?

BOLIVIA | Sat, 16 Jan 1999 | By simon_monk | Views [2757]

The thin atmosphere and strong shadows sharpen the pink, blue, red, orange and green that paint Cerro Rico as it towers over Potosi. Silver, zinc, lead and tin, plus 21,000 men still toiling to extract it. Crates of dynamite mix with sacks of cocoa ... Read more >

Tags: colonialism, freedom, history, philosophy of travel, poverty

 

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