By Emily Pinto
There is nothing like travel to open your mind and heart and eradicate indifference. In 2010, I traveled to the highlands of Guatemala to volunteer with a worker-owned women’s weaving cooperative. I learned that the beautiful textile and craft traditions of the Mayan people are filled with meaning and are deeply rooted in their culture.
There are many organisations around the world doing good things. And the Village Education Project Kilimanjaro is one of those organisations.
Giorgos leads an interesting life. His job is to take a rag-tag bunch of travellers, put them on a 50-foot single-hulled yacht and sail them across the Aegean Sea (preferably into some sort of dramatic sunset).
School’s great and all, but sometimes, getting out into the world can teach kids so much more than being cooped up in a classroom. And the students of Amana Academy, a public charter school based in Alpheretta, Georgia, are testament to that.
I first encountered chinlone in one of Yangon’s back alleys. It was after seven pm, the working day was well and truly over, and a gang of middle-aged men had gathered for a quick pre-dinner kick around.
I’ll be honest, when I first heard of Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump I thought it was a joke. I mean who would call a place that, honestly?