Beyond the Guidebook

A round-up of our favourite blog posts over the past couple of months: How work abroad allows you to create a new reality. 
Things have gone badly wrong. Is it time to summon your inner warrior, or call up Mr. Nice Guy?  
Whether it's a quest for self-awareness, a cure for mental maladies or just the next big high, travellers are turning a traditional Amazonian healing ceremony into a multi-million dollar industry.
Operating on a shoestring budget, this non-profit is working to improve conditions for porters in Tanzania.
A volunteer discovers that in Burma, the concept of privacy exists only for those who can afford not to share.
Ready to take the trek, but short on time and money? Ten days is all you need to hike this iconic route. Here's how. 
Skinny houses on skinny streets, bobbing houseboats and some of the Western world’s most important art. No wonder the "Venice of the north” is one of Europe’s most-visited cities.
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