South-East Asia

Cycle Touring in Thailand: A Route from Cambodia to Burma

2017-06-12T12:26:55+00:00June 12th, 2017|Cycling, Project|

Perfect tarmac and zero traffic Thailand's back roads We spent three weeks in Thailand cycling from the border of Cambodia to the border of Burma. It’s a classic cycle touring route but we did it a bit differently – avoiding all major roads! Please refer to our route map while you [...]

Cycle Touring in Cambodia: A Socially Conscious Guide

2017-04-09T12:48:02+00:00April 9th, 2017|Cycling, Project|

Cambodia has a lot to offer - Ream National Park's deserted beaches make ideal camping spots.   In this article we describe the highs, lows and logistics of cycle touring in Cambodia- the perfect guide for anyone interested in doing the same. We've created Gearing Up to raise awareness of the work of [...]

Children are not tourist attractions

2017-10-28T07:18:08+00:00April 7th, 2017|Featured, Gender and Education, Project|

We were shocked to see this poster in the guesthouse we were staying in last night in Pyay, Burma. This poster should take its place: It is estimated that 80% of the 8 million children in orphanages worldwide have at least one living parent. So what brings them there, you might ask? Tourism! In Cambodia [...]

Cycle Touring in Vietnam: Everything You Need To Know

2017-03-03T17:50:46+00:00March 3rd, 2017|Cycling, Project|

After a long and much needed descent, dwarfed by Indochina's highest mountain, Fansipan, in North Vietnam In this article we describe the highs, lows and logistics of cycle touring in Vietnam - the perfect guide for anyone interested in doing the same! Before the more specific cycling advice, we've written about some of the [...]

Cycle Touring in Laos: Everything You Need To Know

2017-01-11T14:26:50+00:00December 30th, 2016|Cycling, Project|

In this article we describe the joys and practicalities of cycle touring in Laos - the perfect guide for anyone interested in doing the same! This page is split into three sections: Practicalities, Best Bits and Worst Bits (only a few of these!) We've created Gearing Up to raise awareness of the work of social initiatives [...]

The education of women and girls is important to us, and should be to you too

2016-12-06T12:22:28+00:00December 6th, 2016|Gender and Education, Project|

Education is the best investment: a sign in an English language school, Hanoi Girls worldwide, in their millions, are denied education. Unlike their brothers, some girls are never sent to school, or stop attending school after primary school. Education is not considered a worthwhile pursuit, and instead a pointless investment, for a girl [...]