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The Story Behind Kenyan Soapstone

2023-06-06T09:26:26+01:00

Kenyan Soapstone is becoming more and more popular in the UK as people travel and learn more about it. But there is still confusion as to what it actually is. This blog post hopes to explain just that - where it comes from, what it can be turned into and give you a little of [...]

The Story Behind Kenyan Soapstone2023-06-06T09:26:26+01:00

Fascinating Facts About Bali, Indonesia That You Probably Didn’t Know!

2024-04-16T11:03:59+01:00

Fascinating Facts About Bali, Indonesia That You Probably Didn't Know! A Brief Introduction to Bali... Bali is actually four islands. Whilst Bali is the name of the island, it is also a province that includes three smaller islands located off the main island’s southeast coast. These are Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan – [...]

Fascinating Facts About Bali, Indonesia That You Probably Didn’t Know!2024-04-16T11:03:59+01:00

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

2023-04-25T12:35:07+01:00

Beautiful Bali and its Local Crafts People - The Mitra Bali Story "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, [...]

Beautiful Bali and its Local Crafts People – The Mitra Bali Story2023-04-25T12:35:07+01:00

Interesting Facts and Stats About Thailand You May Not Know

2023-04-25T16:46:41+01:00

Interesting Facts and Stats About Thailand You May Not Know... 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 [...]

Interesting Facts and Stats About Thailand You May Not Know2023-04-25T16:46:41+01:00

The Historic Atlanta Hotel and Restaurant, Bangkok, Thailand

2023-04-25T11:59:20+01:00

"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 Historic Atlanta Hotel and Restaurant, Bangkok, Thailand2023-04-25T11:59:20+01:00

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

2023-04-25T16:27:39+01:00

Chatuchak Weekend Market in Bangkok, Thailand - I visited one Sunday in February 2020 - my 6th 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 [...]

Chatuchak Weekend Market in Bangkok, Thailand – a Buying Trip: 10 Top Tips2023-04-25T16:27:39+01:00

Visiting Friends-International in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

2023-04-25T07:26:15+01:00

It was a steaming-hot morning in February when I negotiated with a friendly, young tuk tuk driver stationed outside my hotel in downtown Phnom Penh, to take me to Friends-International, Cambodia. I had a meeting with Rathanak SOK, their Sales Officer, who greeted me with a warm smile and cooling drink. Friends-International charity work [...]

Visiting Friends-International in Phnom Penh, Cambodia2023-04-25T07:26:15+01:00

The Story of Kazuri Beads Jewellery, Kenya

2023-04-25T07:28:39+01:00

Kazuri Beads Jewellery - "Kazuri" is a Swahili word which means "small and beautiful".  Kazuri Beads, as a business, has an interesting backstory. THE ORIGINS... Founded by Lady Susan Wood, who was born in 1918 in a mud hut in a West African village. Her parents were missionaries from England. Lady Wood was sent back [...]

The Story of Kazuri Beads Jewellery, Kenya2023-04-25T07:28:39+01:00

19 Fascinating Facts About Kenya

2023-04-25T12:04:27+01:00

Fascinating facts about Kenya - an amazing country and one not many people know much about, so I thought it a good idea to carry out some research into this African country. Here's what I found out! 1/ Full name: The Republic of Kenya. 2/ The Official name of Kenya in Swahili is Jamhuri y [...]

19 Fascinating Facts About Kenya2023-04-25T12:04:27+01:00

Shopping for Fair Trade Jewellery in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

2023-04-25T09:00:19+01:00

I've recently been on holiday, which combined nicely with a buying trip to Thailand. One shopping expedition for Fair Trade jewellery led me to Chiang Mai - the largest, most culturally significant city in northern Thailand, which was founded in 1296. THE FACTS With a population of 160,000 it is the capital of Chiang Mai Province [...]

Shopping for Fair Trade Jewellery in Chiang Mai, Thailand.2023-04-25T09:00:19+01:00

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