These #Elephants sit here all day, every

These #Elephants sit here all day, every day to be ridden by tourists, who have no idea what they go through! A process called ‘Phaajan’, whereby they crush the spirit out of the elephant, so that it can be controlled by its #mahout. This can involve anything from confined spaces, spikes, hooks, chains & shackles. They are then ‘broken in’ & ready for you to ride! They spend a life of misery in solitude & slave labour, develop bad joints, foot problems and skin disorders! So, think about this the next time you see any of these activities…tell your #friends, fellow #travellers and the companies that offer it. And, I bet there is something close by that is more #sustainable. http://ow.ly/i/jrWPh

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To some this is just a school bus parked

To some this is just a school bus parked outside a school but to us this is a project that started with a pencil. Every time I tell this story I get goose bumps as its incredible how it began: A medical intern was volunteering in Jaipur & walked passed a women every day who was teaching kids on the street. She soon learnt that they had no safe place to learn or any money to attend school. When the intern asked her what she wanted it, if she could have anything, she responded with: ‘a few pencils’! A few years on and there’s a school, a bus, a safe place for women & children to learn & sleep, an ambulance & a medical facility – All due to fundraising & support! http://ow.ly/i/jeKKE

“Give a man a fish & you feed him for a

“Give a man a fish & you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish & you feed him for a lifetime”. Our community project in #Jaipur, part of the #Golden #Triangle itinerary, teaches locals a range of #vocational #skills so that they can provide for themselves and their family. We give poor, orphaned and destitute individuals the opportunity to build a future! Double tap if you want to become a #Global #Citizen – #Travel #Develop #Explore #Conservation #Community #Volunteer #Wanderlust Flooglebinder http://ow.ly/i/j8luu

We sometimes forget just how lucky we ar

We sometimes forget just how lucky we are – #education and #employment #opportunities & a roof over our heads! This is a photo from one of the #community projects that we support in #Jaipur, whereby a mother comes to the centre to learn how to sew but has no where to leave her child. We offer shelter, food and a range of #vocational #training programmes so that women and children can learn fundamental skills to help provide for themselves and their families. For us, it all began with #marine and #terrestrial #conservation projects but once we found out about some of these amazing #charities and NGO’s we simply had to help. Do you want to get involved? #travel http://ow.ly/i/j6joV

This woman is blind & only has the suppo

This woman is blind & only has the support of her granddaughter & our ambulance outreach service BUT you can also help! We have a #community #outreach programme in Jaipur where you’ll help with a range of services, from feeding 3000 street kids a day to teaching a variety of vocational skills. The itinerary also takes you around the amazing #GoldenTriangle, exploring #Delhi #Jaipur and #Agra, not to mention a cool #safari in #Ranthambore #National #Park to spot the elusive #Panthera #Tigris #Tigris aka #Royal #Bengal #Tiger. Whether you just want to explore #India or gain valuable #experience for #career #progression, this is a trip of a lifetime!Flooglebinder http://ow.ly/i/j47yC

Imagine living in a #community with no c

Imagine living in a #community with no clean #water, no basic infrastructure & no #education. For most of us this is unimaginable but with a few little changes to the way we #travel we can make a difference. We can help these communities build futures for themselves, gain an education and develop fundamental skills to provide for their families #SustainableTravel #develop #explore #conservation #volunteer #wanderlust #exploration #instatravel http://ow.ly/i/j1LTd

Through #travel we increase our #cultura

Through #travel we increase our #cultural #awareness and what is ‘normal’ to one #community can seem crazy to another. We open our minds to new things and step out of our comfort zone to explore new territories. We #develop as people and have a greater understanding of the world that we live in. This creates Global Citizens; people that are aware of their actions and contribute towards a sustainable future – so get out there and #explore! #SustainableTravel #wanderlust #conservation #community #volunteer #GlobalCitizenship http://ow.ly/i/iTZ9m