Sri Lanka: Sthree – Supporting Women’s Development in Kandy

Sri Lanka: Sthree – Supporting Women’s Development in Kandy

We've nearly been in Sri Lanka now for two weeks and our second stop was Kandy. For travellers (us included) this place is usually a quick one or two night stop off to explore Sigiriya and Dambulla. Whilst in Kandy we stumbled upon the Sthree social enterprise which is one of the Women's Development Centre projects. [...]

Thailand: Cities of Ruin – Ayutthaya & Sukhothai

Thailand: Cities of Ruin – Ayutthaya & Sukhothai

Sukhothai meaning 'the dawn of happiness' was the first capital of Siam (now Thailand). It was the capital for 200 years until the Ayutthaya Kingdom took over. Ayutthaya was then the capital for 400 years until 1767 when Burma invaded and destroyed both Sukhothai and Ayutthaya. What is now left in both cities are strangely beautiful [...]