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Me and my boyfriend will be leaving on a 6 month trip to Asia later this year. I'm a heavy water drinker and in Europe I just drink tap water whereever I am, so I don't make a lot of garbage this way. I know in Asia this will be a bad idea, or we'll get pretty sick.
My problem is: I don't want to buy plastic bottles of water on our trip, during these 6 months, that will be a huge pile of garbage. We do have a water filter (MSR Miniworks) which we used in Morocco and when we're on the countryside. To use the filter, u have to pump the water, and I don't think I will be pumping up tap water everyday in Asia during 6 months (although it would be a great workout for my biceps).
So, I was wondering if you know any types of (safe) waterfilters that don't use this pomping system? How do u people work around the issue of not making too much waste?
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There are many beautiful places which will be vanished soon. with the increasing global temperature the polar ice is melting fast resulting in increment of the water level. Thus, countries like Maldives are in danger. Global weather change is destroying many wonders of nature. You can get the list of these five top places to visit before they disappear with lovely pictures from the link.
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I am emailing from the Lilongwe Wildlife Centre. We are Malawi's only wildlife rescue sanctary offering rescue, rehabilitation and release. We also offer extensive community outreach and education programmes as we believe the key to conservation is through education and working hand in hand with local communities.
We require dedicated and passionate volunteers to help us with the day to day running of the centre and as we are short of volunteers in April and May we are offering a whopping 20% discount for anyone that would like to join us over this period.
We have a varied volunteer programme and can offer something for everyone. With over 250 wild animals including carnivores, primates, antelopes, birds, reptiles and small mammals (many of whom are getting ready for release back into the wild) we need all the hands we can get to help with animal care, help with enrich... more »
A constant topic of discussion here in Bali, Indonesia is how to balance the needed revenue from tourism while sustaining Bali's ecology, environment its culture:
I will be doing solo round the world trip in few months time. I am not a very experienced traveller.
Guys please help..it looks so confusing..i choose the places i want to go..I will be flying out of Brisbane-Australia ...and places i want to go are thailand,cambodia,laos,vietnam and then Istanbul and then Mexico,Brazil,Argentina,Bolivia.
I am excited but I am scared.I cannot stop thinking what if i get in trouble in Brazil.What happens if they steal my luggage.Is it normal to have these doubts.These thoughts wont stop me from travelling but I will worry me.How do i deal with these thoughts?
Will it be boring to travel by myself?I cannot find anybody to come with me and I will be alone in the whole trip?
What is the best way to get out of those countries.?For example lets say i will go to Vietnam next week and I dont know anything about Vietnam?Is it be... more »
Does anybody out there know if it would be safe for me and my two girls aged 6 and 4 to go to the Philippines in July 2012.
We will not go on any outings alone and will always travel in company of her family/friends.
The children are mine and hers but look british. ??
Can't seem to find a specific and definite answer to this query. So sorry for any repetition.
I've been offered a chance to volunteer (in exchange for food and accommodation) at an Eco-farm in India which I'd love to accept. But the work entails an 8 month long placement and I can't work out whether I'd actually be allowed to stay that long.
Would I be able to just keep updating a tourist visa by making a quick trip to the border and re-entering or can I apply for some sort of business/work visa?
I'm English, if that makes a difference to the visa situation.
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Interested in self-sufficiency? Want to help build a community? Love the sea?
Our collective, on an organic farm a few hours north of Oslo, is for anyone who wants to learn and work hard. We grow food, boats and ideas, so if you have a knowledge or interest in permaculture, farming, boat building, or sailing, come and help us create a home that is sustainable both on land AND out at sea!
We are building a sailboat (the first of many), with the hope that when she sets sail (hopefully 2012/2013) we will visit other eco-villages around the world, collecting knowledge and travelling in the most eco-friendly way possible. Anyone who helps will have the chance to join our crew, a tribe of floating sea-gypsies! We also need help on the farm, as we build up the infrastructure to form a stable base for our community. This project is relatively new; we began in 2009 so there is still a ... more »
Is it legal to have two travel insurance policies?
The story behind this is that I am from the UK and have a British passport and am going to Thailand for two weeks. I have a travel insurance policy already that covers all year round, but I am thinking of getting another insurance policy for this trip which has better cover for things like medical emergencies or cancelations.
This is my first thread or something in this type of thing becuase person like me when think to get what I am looking for really questioned me myself that why you have dreams like these...? I belong to a BPL family and in India BPL means Below poverty liners.Those who has nothing to sure for living but writing on it on computer somewhere somehow I want to believe that anything possible and anything you can get.
Anyway....I want to write and write more and more but don't have computer and internet connection but I can do it and doing it slowly....................have a great day to all those who connected with this site and bless them a... more »
Over the recent years there has been a substantial increase in the popularity of all inclusive holidays coinciding with the recession. This has resulted in more all inclusive resorts being built at the dismay of locals who live in these destinations. Local restaurants and businesses are suffering as holiday makers no longer need to leave the boundaries of their all inclusive complexes as this means spending more money. Are tourists aware of the damage these resorts cause these local economies or do they only care about themselves?
Is it possible/easy to get 2 British passports. I am going to be travelling to central asia this summer and may need to send one passport home to get a visa, while I use the other in the country I am in due to limitiations on how long these visa's are valid for and when I leave the UK.
I am starting a social company that involves travellers eager to have a real local experience and I would like to have your feedback.
The basic idea of my social enterprise is:
- In Spain 40% of people that live under the poverty line are people with more than 65 years old that have no other income than subsidies and governmental pensions. These people live with less than 400euros/month. Most of them are women that have been taking care of their children, cleaning the house and cooking all their lives... now they are in good shape but not enought to take care of children or clean but they still know how to cook and usually cook excellent homemade food!! Who makes the best "paella" in the world? Probably everyone thinks their grandma does!!
- So why do not train and help these women to cook for you?
- As a traveller sometimes you really want to mix with the locals but you end u...
I have recently been reading posts for travelers who had a "wonderful time" in Syria this past year. I also had read a post from a thrill seeking traveler trying to get into Libya during their civil war. Personally I cannot understand why anyone would want to travel into a country tat is buried in strife. The Syrian traveler wrote about how the news was being sensationalized and she traveled in areas where people were just getting on with their lives. Anyone who ahs been in a country at war, knows that a peaceful town or city can turn into a bloody horror at a moments notice. I am sure there were plenty of peaceful French towns as the allies were making their way through France in WW 2. Being in a war zone is about being in the wrong place at the wrong time and you NEVER know when that is. I just hope that these travelers remain safe and do not encourage anyone to engage in such fooli... more »
We have two Solar Initiatives , " Hike for Light " with the Philippines Mt.Everest Team , Mt. Apo @ Davao is our last of six (6) Mountains. We are bringing Solar lanterns to IP - Indegeneous People communities.
The Pulag climb is the 4th of the series of mountain climbs the foundation is doing. We had the biggest group for this event so far. 80 solar lamps were all distributed to our partner communities and organizations. What a way to start a year!
By: Stiftung Solarenergie Philippines
Our " Sail for Light " Shall bring us thru Busuanga, Northern palawan to Taytay, Mainland Palawan. Just like the : Hike for Light " , we shall be donating ourSunTransfer ST-1 solar lanterns to the Tagbanua IP communities.
Hybrid Social Solutions, Inc.- Eastern Visayas
" Sail for Light " is just 35 days from today !
The BlackBerry 12th Hobie Chal... more »
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