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Healthcare on the road – an interview with Dr. Ruben Martinez

Traveling to countries on the other side of the world can be challenging in a lot of ways. Different language, culture and habits are just a few things we have to deal with, when we are abroad. For the most things we can’t prepare ourself, what also makes the beauty of traveling, but there are…

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The importance of language learning – an interview with Sara Carbone

Language learning is one of the greatest tools in your arsenal when traveling to a new country. The ability to express yourself and to understand the people in the country of your destination gives you a peace of mind. Both of us hens experienced a warm welcome when we spoke or at least tried to…

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Dos and don’ts for female solo travelers – a male perspective

Almost everyone loves to travel, but there is one solitary belief that distinguishes a traveler from the tourists: ‘It is always the people and their lives, not just monuments and views, that make a place memorable’. Various travel communities and associated websites and apps provide the platforms for the locals and visitors to meet and…

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Pai: A turning point

When I think back to my time in Pai, I think about the dense green jungles and a skyline of mountains in the back drop. I think about fresh mango shakes from the night market and the easy-going feeling of not really wanting to do much. A sleepy little hippy town where moving slowly is…

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Volunteering at Elephant Nature Park

The week I spent at ENP was THE most wonderful and rewarding experience of my life. It was also extremely hard, mentally. My eyes were opened to the cruelty and suffering the Asian elephant undergoes, merely for the sake of tourism. I was shown footage of baby elephants undergoing the appalling process of Phajaan, being…

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Solo female travel safety tips

It is a hard truth but as female travellers we have to take certain extra precautions, especially when travelling solo. Yes, we are independent, empowered women who don’t need men to protect us…but just because we know that it won’t stop other people from trying to take advantage of our solo status. Below I have…

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Episode 2-How to start traveling

In this episode we touch on the variety of ways to get yourself out of the door and onto the road. Sometimes it feels like there’s so much standing in your way. We’re here to help!

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Episode 1-Welcome to Henscast!

In this podcast we want to introduce ourselves and tell you a little about our project. Tune in to hear what we have in store for you.

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Hoi An: Taxi Scam

Dear Diary, I’ve been walking everywhere in Hoi An and honestly my feet couldn’t take any more of it. So, I did the thing I’ve been trying to avoid. I flagged a taxi down. Well, to be more accurate, I was hobbling down the street probably looking a little sorry for myself and a ‘taxi’…

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Bangkok: Eating alone

Dear Diary, I’ve been in Bangkok for a whole day and all I’ve eaten are the leftover snacks from my flight. I’m so hungry, but I’m scared to eat alone at a restaurant. I almost did, earlier today. I decided enough was enough and walked into a local place, round the corner from my Airbnb….

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