Category Archives: Meeting the locals

War Remnants Museum

How travel changes everything

A friend of mine who works a teacher and mentor for teenagers often tells the following story about one of his students to illustrate the power education has overcoming conflict: With a few exemptions, all Israeli citizens aged over 18 are obligated to serve in the nation’s defence forces. So you can imagine the trouble when […]

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Sam and his trusty instrument

Sam Maher plays his way around the world

Carmen and I are always moaning about the size and weight of our backpacks. Just like Goldilocks cadging hot porridge from the Three Bears, we continuously search for a combination that’s just right. But I met a bloke the other day who’s backpacking arrangements go far beyond anything I’d haul around. Just imagine lugging this thing […]

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