Last summer, I was lucky enough to explore Madagascar with Frontier, on the small island of Nosy Be. The project primarily involved marine conservation, though I also participated in their forest rejuvenation scheme, all whilst fully immersed in the wonderful environment and culture. Most of my time was spent on a beach camp, the beds... Continue Reading →
What are we allowed to say?
Often, people like to complain they no longer know which words they are allowed to say anymore. They present these forbidden words as some great calamity, caused solely by over-the-top political correctness single-handedly destroying freedom of speech. As if the words are no longer appropriate for no reason, omitting the unfortunate and exclusionary history distilled... Continue Reading →
My solo-travel experience around Namibia
Last month, I regaled you all with my recent travels around Britain, including the Outer Hebrides. Today, I wanted to indulge in the greatest trip of my life. Namibia. I departed as a solo traveller, and took literally thousands of pictures, overwhelmed by the indescribable beauty, but nothing will fully capture the sheer vastness and... Continue Reading →
The importance of remembrance
Today marking Remembrance Sunday, I felt it valuable to reflect more generally on this past week. Thankfully, services will be allowed to proceed despite the imposition of a second lockdown, even if they have been discouraged. It appears, however, some attention has been diverted towards arguments encircling remembrance, as people compete to remember ‘better’ than... Continue Reading →
Listen. America was given a referendum on basic human decency. And failed. The world should have awoken yesterday to see a 99% turnout of eligible adults against Donald Trump. Joe Biden has plenty of merits, he has his accompanying flaws as any candidate does. Certainly, he deserves all the votes he received, having dedicated his... Continue Reading →
What is going on?
Suggesting that 2020 has been a surreal year is a colossal understatement. With absolutely certainty, I doubt anyone could have envisaged the scenes this year has gifted us. And still, it refuses to relent even in the final months. The ramifications will echo deep into this decade, if not the remainder of this century. Whilst... Continue Reading →
Michelle Bachelet: An inspirational leader
The first female Chilean President. The first female South American President to assume her office independent of her husband’s political responsibility. The first Chilean President to serve two terms since 1990, and the first to be legitimately elected in both terms since 1932. Michelle Bachelet (full name Verónica Michelle Bachelet Jeria) boasts a remarkable political... Continue Reading →