Links

99smiles.org
Help "Art in All of Us" to reach 50.000€ and make an impact on quality education for kids around the world.

Art in All of Us - Art Programs for Kids
Art in All of Us (AiA) is a not-for-profit organization based in Brussels, Belgium and New York City, New York. AiA promotes tolerance and cultural exchange throughout all the 192 UN member countries, through art and creativity activities. AiA endeavors to enrich the lives of children by inspiring them to create a portal through which they can look at each other's lives in a cross-cultural context.

Ethiopia Travel News
A website for the Bradt Guide to Ethiopia by Philip Briggs and a discussion forum with many helpful tipps from travellers.

Kolibri - Children At Risk Foundation
Children At Risk Foundation is a politically and religiously independent charity registered in Norway. The work was originally directed towards helping children on the street, but today the main focus is on preventing the children from ending up on the street in the first place.

Mursi Online
The aim of the Mursi Online website is to help correct a stereotypical view by providing accurate and reliable information about the history, culture and environment of the Mursi, and about the challenges and opportunities facing them and their neighbours today.

Myanmar Guide
A German-language Myanmar online travel guide and discussion forum to get helpful information about Myanmar from other travellers.

South Omo Research Center
Forum for scientific debate and transcultural understanding in Southern Ethiopia.


Africa Through 100 Eyes: Portraits of Beauty and Hope

webseite_bild_01.jpg This book is a collaboration of over 50 photographers from numerous countries throughout the world who have lived in, worked in, or deeply experienced the African continent and its people and have been forever changed by it. The photos represent the beauty, courage, and hope of people from many nations throughout Africa, despite seemingly overwhelming obstacles. The profits from this book will be donated to the United Nations World Food Programme, to support their effort in providing food to African school children.


Tour operator: South Expedition Africa

sea.jpg South Expedition Africa is a tour operator company found by Nathaniel Taffere, proposing a wide range of services and activities in Ethiopia, Kenya & Tanzania: from sight-seeings, boat excursions, bird watching, national park visits, trekking, safaris and game drives, fishing, great night dance shows to cross boarder tourism in East Africa.

You can reach South Expedition Africa on the website or on the Facebook page.


Tour guide, Yangon, Myanmar

Bobo Kyaw Bo Bo Han (or short: Bobo) is a 32-year old licensed tour guide based in Yangon, Myanmar. His services among others are ticketing for transportation, drawing itineraries for trips, booking for accommodations all around Myanmar and sharing Myanmar culture & traditions. He is definitely the right guy for trips off the beaten tracks. Especially Yangon can be an exciting place if you have enough time to explore. I liked the way we did our trip in Yangon: enter a bus and experience the authentic life in Yangon.   

You can reach Bobo on his blog or write him an email: bobogoldenland@gmail.com


Let's Travel Somewhere

377575_337446376338721_1099631927_n.jpg Let's Travel Somewhere is a new project by Nisa Maier. She wants to capture the essence of every country on the planet through stunning photographs and gripping stories. Nisa loves to travel, take photos and share her experiences and inspirations on her blog Cookiesound is travelling. She believes that a single traveller can‘t live to see it all. That‘s why she started to collect and share inspring photojourneys by striking travel photographers on the new website Let's Travel Somewhere.


Trekking to the Akha people in Laos

z9L3A0661.jpg Most of the tour guides recommend to start the trek in Phongsaly (Laos) to visit the ethnic minority group of the Akha people. But there is an alternative: it is possible to start the trek in Bountai instead of Phongsaly. In Bountai is a small tourism office, and Bounlod Phanthavong is a great trekking guide and can take you to a 3- or 4-days trek to Akha Loma, Akha Mouchi and Akha Eupa people. Bountai is a small town on the way from Oudomxay to Phongsaly. The trek starts in Bountai by a songthaew to the first Akha village. From there a hiking trail, sometimes pretty steep, leads from village to village and ends at the main road, where it is possible to catch a bus to Phongsaly or Oudomxay. For more information ask the guide Bounlod


Photography Tours, Cape Town

webseite_bild_02.jpg Photography Tours is a Cape Town based company that specializes in photography tours for private individuals and groups. They use qualified Theta registered photography guides who know the best places in Cape Town and can help to teach more about photography or show the best places to photograph. They also offer private photographic safaris lead by James Gradwell who accompanies the customers on a highly personalized tailor made tour.