Discovering Shangri La on a community-organized trek in Nepal

A network of small hamlets in the Himalayas funds schools and clinics with the proceeds from adventure holidays
In a world dominated by large corporations, it’s good to know that in some remote pockets, communities are taking their own initiatives to improve their lives. And, judging by my experience in the foothills of the Himalayas, they mean business. Read El Pais article here. Leer más

Top banana: village life beyond safari

After 24 hours in Murchison Falls in the north west of Uganda where tourists hang cameras worth thousands of dollars around their necks and hurry from one wildlife view point to the next in four by four jeeps, it was refreshing to stop on the other side of the park and meet the unassuming leader of the Boomu women’s community campsite who showed me how the villagers live ‘on the wrong side’ of the gate.

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