Maybe you’ve heard of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the author of the best-selling novel Americanah. Maybe you haven’t. If it’s the latter, listen up, because she is fabulous and wonderful and well worth having on your to-read list.
We have seen the images, the news reports, the desperate cries for help. The situation in Syria has been described by the UN as “the greatest humanitarian tragedy of our times”. And with more people displaced globally now than any time since World War II, the situation is looking bleak.
Bottled water is an easy habit to get into, but one that makes absolutely no sense when you sit down and think about it.
Going deeper underground: subway stations that will make you think “wow that’s a really cool subway station!”
Taking the subway’s not usually a memorable experience, unless it’s for the wrong reasons: The dawning horror that you’ve taken the wrong train and getting to the airport in time is now a beautiful distant dream. The realisation that unless you’re a high-level cryptographer you’re not going to decipher the labyrinthine map and find your destination. The unforgettable experience of being smushed up against someone’s armpit in an oven-like carriage; someone who sees showering as a suggestion rather than a necessity.
Call us biased, but we’re pretty fond of this recent customer complaint from one Intrepid traveller from England. We did our best, but unfortunately it wasn’t enough to keep us from feeling the full wrath of Rebecca Gadsby. What can we say? You can’t win them all…
Move over, Manhattan. Take five, London. Apart from being a game winner in Scrabble and relatively easy to pronounce (by Icelandic standards at least), Reykjavick is one of the coolest cities going around.
Here at Intrepid, we put a fair bit of stock into experiences being more worthwhile purchases than possessions. As a travel company, lauding the experiential over the material, as well as sounding pretty nifty in itself, constitutes a fairly central tenet of our belief system.
There are many organisations around the world doing good things. And the Village Education Project Kilimanjaro is one of those organisations.