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November 2020

International travel: What’s good for your body and soul?

2020-11-08T14:47:51+00:00

Most adults would know they’re meant to eat two or more serves of fruit and five or more serves of vegetables every day. Whether or not they get there is another question. A recent national survey conducted by health organizations and international travel agencies reported 45% of Australian women and 56% of Australian men didn’t eat enough fruit. And 90% of women and 96% of men didn’t eat enough vegetables. This figure is worse than for the preceding ten years. ⦁ International travel is good for your soul; healthy food is good for your body. Men had on average 1.6 serves [...]

International travel: What’s good for your body and soul?2020-11-08T14:47:51+00:00

October 2020

Body language is also a part of culture – learnings from international trips

2020-10-25T10:43:14+00:00

It turns out that body language is a part of culture as well, according to my key learnings from international trips over the years. Different cultures, different body language: People from different cultures use different body language which can cause conflicts, tensions and misunderstandings in the workplace. For example, in some cultures, the physical distance between two individuals is small when they are having a conversation. Yet in other cultures, the physical distance between two people is much bigger when they are talking to each other. If two staff members are from two very different cultures in which body language is [...]

Body language is also a part of culture – learnings from international trips2020-10-25T10:43:14+00:00

Ecotourism and the Environment: Observations and Insights

2020-10-22T03:29:19+00:00

A cow on overage releases between 70 and 120 kg of Methane per year. Methane is a greenhouse gas like carbon dioxide (CO2). But the negative effect on the climate of Methane is 23 times higher than the effect of CO2. Therefore, the release of about 100 kg Methane per year for each cow is equivalent to about 2,300 kg of CO2 per year.  Let's compare this value of 2,300 kg of CO2: the same amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) is created by using 1,000 liters of petrol. In a car using 8 liters of petrol per 100 km, you could [...]

Ecotourism and the Environment: Observations and Insights2020-10-22T03:29:19+00:00

Which traditions are made to be broken? (A trip to France)

2020-10-13T10:16:49+00:00

Interestingly, I always go overseas for Christmas holidays and do something different each year. For most people, there is probably a tendency around Christmas holidays to fall into the groove of repeating the same activities every single year just because that is the usual way they have always done as a tradition. Sometimes family traditions like Christmas lunch can be stressful, especially if you really dislike that particular aunt who has to join the Christmas lunch. As a sentimental person, I like good traditions. A great tradition sprinkled here & there is great. However, repeating the same activities each year even [...]

Which traditions are made to be broken? (A trip to France)2020-10-13T10:16:49+00:00

August 2020

International Travel and Climate Change: How to protect the earth

2020-08-31T01:36:27+00:00

Ocean currents move heat around the world and have a major effect on the world’s climate. Nowhere is this clearer than in the North Atlantic Ocean. The Gulf Stream and the Great Ocean Conveyor Belt move huge volumes of warm salty tropical water north to the Greenland coast. Heat from this water helps keep the countries of northwest Europe, which are at the same latitude as Labrador and Greenland, relatively warm. How the Great Ocean Conveyor Belt could cause an Ice Age: Many scientists, however, are warning that the North Atlantic might cool down, perhaps by the end of the century. [...]

International Travel and Climate Change: How to protect the earth2020-08-31T01:36:27+00:00

March 2020

How a trip to Eastern Europe improved my wellbeing (and you can do it too)

2020-03-23T15:47:58+00:00

I went to Eastern Europe again because the first trip was so good and I wanted to do it again! This time I went there for a retreat – a program which taught me how to look after my health and wellbeing. I’ve decided to share some notes with you now. How to reverse the damage caused by the standard western diet: It is said that chronic inflammation is a major cause of most physical conditions these days, so the focus of this retreat is about how to cool inflammation and improve overall health & wellbeing. Truthfully, chronic inflammation is not [...]

How a trip to Eastern Europe improved my wellbeing (and you can do it too)2020-03-23T15:47:58+00:00