Travelling between towns…

Both in Flores and Sumba, the cheapest option to travel would be to catch one of the several minivans or bemos. Like birds of prey, the bemos would hover around the whole town looking for someone with a bag and half a willingness to travel. One could get a bemo to anywhere within Flores or Sumba anytime he wanted. Within ten minutes, it would be at his door. The passenger,… Read More »

Food-loving holidays

Cooking and food is a national obsession if the number of cookery shows on TV is anything to go by. For the resolute foodie, there is nothing nicer than going on a holiday that will really come up trumps when it comes to some amazing food treats and there are lots of different ones to choose from, depending on how adventurous you are and whether you like to taste, sip,… Read More »

Travelling In Ethiopia

Ethiopia is on its way to becoming one of the top tourist destinations in Africa. The county’s capital Addis Ababa, once known as Abyssinia, is a modern city typified by low-rise accommodation blocks and busy, traffic-jammed main streets. Founded at the late 19th century, Addis Ababa is built high up in the Semien Mountains and is, after La Paz and Quito, the third highest capital city in the world. Thanks… Read More »

Top Festivals to Visit in 2014

How do you decide where to travel? What do you factor in? You travel primarily because you can and secondly, to experience the sights and sounds of the place. What is the best way to gain perspective into a country’s culture? Festivals, that’s how! Make 2014 the year of festivity as we help you decide the top 5 festivals to be a part of this year. And no, Oktoberfest doesn’t… Read More »

Top 5 Volunteer Programs this Summer 2014

Another year is just starting and it’s the time of the year when many interested volunteers are planning on what to do and where to go this coming summer. It is really good to plan as early as January if you like to be really prepared for your summer volunteer experience. If you are not yet sure on what program to choose, we would like to recommend five of the… Read More »

Top 5 Most Popular Volunteer Programs to Consider on your Gap Year in India

One of the countries in Asia that is gaining in popularity among volunteers is India. India is a land of many opportunities for volunteers. Various organizations including Volunteering India offer different programs for those interested to volunteer in the country. Volunteer placements are widely scattered in different regions, cities and towns. They are also open to individual or group volunteers. Furthermore, most of these programs do not require special education,… Read More »