The Philippines – Behind the Postcard

As the postcard shows, we see the Philippines as a myriad of pristine white sand beaches and emerald waters so clear you can almost see your own reflection. It’s the kind of image that makes most of us want to teleport from our dull grey offices right into that colourful postcard of sunshine, laying on…

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Manila’s Slums – The People Left Behind

A thousand years spread through this city, a vast spectrum of incomprehensible inequality and indifference.     One end beholds the rapid construction of high-rise buildings where individuals spend their days operating for the monetary gain of the Philippine’s most affluent. Tailored suits and classy attire march through the streets like an army of structure…

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Stay at a Fairstay in Vang Vieng and Help to Support Local Community Projects

Tucked away in a quiet street behind the small-yet-lively town centre of Vang Vieng lays the house of FruitFriends, an organisation in Laos that specialises in educational and agricultural projects that help the local community. FruitFriends welcome visitors from all over to participate in their fairstay and get a taste of local life while supporting…

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