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Discover new places in the developing world – Markets, temples, restaurants, nightlife and hotels.

Fascinating Facts About Nepal

2021-09-08T08:40:22+01:00

Nepal - an amazing place to visit as a traveller. Find out more about this remote country whose Flag is the only National Flag that isn`t square or rectangle! National Flag of Nepal Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a country in South Asia. It is mainly in the Himalayas, [...]

Fascinating Facts About Nepal2021-09-08T08:40:22+01:00

Visiting Craftworks Cambodia in Phnom Penh

2021-09-08T09:04:54+01:00

It was on a buying trip to Cambodia that I arranged to visit the offices & craft centre of Craftworks Cambodia in Phnom Penh. It is The Kingdom of Cambodia’s capital city & sits at the junction of the Mekong Tonlé Sap and Bassac rivers. Map of Cambodia showing Phnom Penh Founded in [...]

Visiting Craftworks Cambodia in Phnom Penh2021-09-08T09:04:54+01:00

Worry Dolls explained…

2021-09-08T08:45:57+01:00

What exactly are Worry Dolls? Worry Dolls, or sometimes called Trouble Dolls (in Spanish they are refered to as Muñeca quitapena) are small, "dolls" that originate from Guatemala, although they are also found in parts of Mexico.   Map of Guatemala and surrounding Central American countries HOW ARE WORRY DOLLS MADE? Worry [...]

Worry Dolls explained…2021-09-08T08:45:57+01:00

Pattaya Restaurants – where to go for quality and authentic Indian curry?

2021-11-01T11:00:26+00:00

There are many Indian restaurants in Pattaya, Thailand and with an increasing number of visitors from the Indian sub-continent to the resort, that number appears to be growing. But there are many stories and reports of disappointed customers - with many of these venues being described as "tourist traps". One spot I have discovered that [...]

Pattaya Restaurants – where to go for quality and authentic Indian curry?2021-11-01T11:00:26+00:00

Interesting Facts & Stats About Thailand You May Not Know

2021-11-01T11:06:53+00:00

Thailand is known for opulent royal palaces, ancient ruins, tropical beaches and ornate temples displaying glistening figures of Buddha. It is located in the centre of the Southeast Asian Indochinese Peninsula & is composed of 76 provinces. Officially known as "The Kingdom of Thailand", although it was formerly known as Siam. I first visited Thailand [...]

Interesting Facts & Stats About Thailand You May Not Know2021-11-01T11:06:53+00:00

Beautiful Bali and its Local Crafts People – The Mitra Bali Story

2021-11-01T13:55:27+00:00

"Fair trade is an alternative form of trade emphasising dialogue, transparency and mutual respect between the producers and the consumers. Another world is possible!" Established in Bali, Indonesia back in 1993, Mitra Bali has been working to empower a large group of traditional, small-scale, but highly-skilled handicraft producers & therefore supporting Bali islands’s economic and [...]

Beautiful Bali and its Local Crafts People – The Mitra Bali Story2021-11-01T13:55:27+00:00

How Asha Handicrafts Association Supports Fair Trade Artisans in India

2021-11-02T19:01:48+00:00

Asha Handicrafts Association was founded in 1975 and is.... "a brand with a hope for artisans from India, where ideas are hand-crafted into beautiful and luxurious lifestyle products." Their vision and mission is.... "to provide marketing support to our artisans through a sustainable global market and help them to preserve the art and craft of [...]

How Asha Handicrafts Association Supports Fair Trade Artisans in India2021-11-02T19:01:48+00:00

The Atlanta Hotel and Restaurant, Bangkok, Thailand

2021-11-02T14:28:25+00:00

"It's like stepping back in time." The historic Atlanta Hotel in downtown Bangkok, Thailand is untouched by the modern developments all around it. Walking into The Atlanta is like walking into another world, a long lost world. Most of what a guest sees and hears is old and classic - and authenticly Thai. Founded in [...]

The Atlanta Hotel and Restaurant, Bangkok, Thailand2021-11-02T14:28:25+00:00

Facts about a Fair Trade Producer Group…. Noah’s Ark International Exports, Moradabad, India

2021-11-02T17:16:53+00:00

"A Fair Trade handicrafts business for the upliftment of artisans and community since 1986." is its strapline - Noah's Ark is a Fair Trade handicraft marketing organisation. It was founded before the concept of "Fair Trade" existed in Moradabad and their objective was to eliminate exporters taking advantage of artisans and their crafts. They provide [...]

Facts about a Fair Trade Producer Group…. Noah’s Ark International Exports, Moradabad, India2021-11-02T17:16:53+00:00

Chatuchak Weekend Market in Bangkok, Thailand – a Buying Trip: 10 Top Tips

2021-11-01T11:14:40+00:00

I visited on Sunday 26th February 2017 - my 3rd visit. THE MARKET... The Chatuchak ( or Jatujak, or even JJ ) Weekend Market in Bangkok is the largest market in Thailand and possibly in the whole of South East Asia. According to its official website it has more than 8,000 stalls (but some estimates [...]

Chatuchak Weekend Market in Bangkok, Thailand – a Buying Trip: 10 Top Tips2021-11-01T11:14:40+00:00

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