• What happened to June?

    GONE FISHIN' Image Source: Unsplash, Boriskin Vladislav Just a quick update on life around Collaborative Bridges. It's hard to believe I haven't put ANY posts up in the month of June, but there are a...
    Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
  • Happy New Year!

    Follow my blog with Bloglovin Welcome to 2017! Happy New Year! Image Source: kauzend (Unsplash) As you enjoy the holiday period, I hope you're getting a change to relax! My suggestion - switch off everything...
    Monday, January 2nd, 2017
  • Cool Non-English Words #4 Hygge

    When you start learning a new language, you very quickly discover there are words in other languages that have no exact translation in English (or your own mother-tongue). This series explores those linguistic novelties.... #4...
    Monday, December 26th, 2016
  • Travel Tip: Variety is key for currency!

    I've been watching the recent news in India with keen interest. In case you missed it, in November 2016, PM Modi announced all 500 and 1000 denominations would no longer be accepted. This would remove...
    Monday, December 5th, 2016
  • A trip to the UK

    I recently went on a trip to the UK. It was my first time visiting England and Scotland and I didn't really know what to expect. If anything, I was skeptical as to whether I...
    Monday, October 3rd, 2016
  • Voluntourism Part 7: Volunteering, Tourism and Voluntourism – what’s the difference and does it matter?

    So in this whole debate on voluntourism, and some of the negative arguments against it, a question arises - is there a difference between "volunteering" and "voluntourism" in the first place? Isn't it just volunteering...
    Monday, July 27th, 2015
  • Happy New Year: Who do you live for?

    I was chatting with one of my colleagues from an Indian background a while back about holiday plans when he came out with this brilliant reflection that I had to share. He was talking about...
    Thursday, January 1st, 2015
  • Voluntourism Part 1: What is it?

    Voluntourism is a buzzword that has been around for a few years now and I’ve recently been reading up on the topic. I thought it might be a helpful subject to explore as it is...
    Monday, November 10th, 2014
  • Happy Easter!

    Happy Easter!Easter is one of the (if not the) most important days in the Christian calendar. All Christians celebrate it around the world. But there are cultural variances in the ways that Christians remember the...
    Monday, April 21st, 2014