There are a few parts of the world that seem to have become famous for the insights that they offer into the living conditions of those below the poverty line: Rio, Cape Town, and Mumbai—home to what is marketed as Asia’s largest slum, Dharavi.
2017 has been dubbed the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development by the United Nations General Assembly. What does this mean? It means that tourism has a significant part to play in reducing poverty and increasing sustainability particularly in developing nations. Sustainable tourism has the ability to help develop economics in developing countries by creating business opportunities, jobs and increasing trade.
India, in my opinion, is quite easily the most extraordinary country that one could have the pleasure of visiting. This country is raw, down to earth and extremely (can I say extremely two more times?), extremely, extremely chaotic, which made me love India even more.
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you must have heard of “Ceylon Tea”? Bet you’ve even had a cuppa or two. Ever wondered where it originates from? If you said Sri Lanka, you got it right.
Imagine the positive impact on wildlife from that action alone. You don’t have to be an economist to understand the simple logic; if there’s no demand, there will be no supply – eventually. As consumers we all have power. We can choose to use our currency to make conscious decisions.
There are as many definitions of personal development as there are gurus. I want to make it clear right away that I’m no personal development guru – far from it. For me, personal development is having a heightened sense of self-awareness that enables you to make conscious life choices. Is travel the best personal development hack? I can’t answer that question for you. It depends. There are many ways to get where you want to be. It just turned out that travel played a significant part in my journey (no pun intended).