It doesn’t matter how far away you go, even the remotest islands like the Bandas are full of plastic waste. The problem is not only the plastic coming from other places but also the rubbish thrown away by locals. The rubbish is just piling up and polluting the pristine archipelago. Nobody seems to care or feel responsible for it. But there is one outstanding personality who pledged his life to make Banda clean again. Magi, a 40 year old teacher, has achieved what no government project has managed so far. He educates people about reducing plastic and organizes a whole waste system on Banda Neira. This is the extraordinary story of how one person can make a big change.
We found a little paradise in South Sulawesi and fell immediately in love with the white sand beaches and crystal clear water of Bira. We spent 6 days relaxing under palm trees, diving and snorkelling through colourful reefs full of life. Continue reading and find the best places to stay and eat in Bira and things you should not miss during your visit.
First of all thank you all so much for your positive feedback about my no poo method post. I am very happy that so many people are interested in the no poo method and that I could help inspire even more people to try it. The interest from our Chinese readers was so big that 2 volunteers helped us to translate the post into Chinese and spread it on WeChat. We got so many comments and questions that we thought it might be helpful to summarise the most asked questions about the no poo routine in a separate post. Here you go
Japan’s cities are very clean and Japan is often cited as world leading in recycling. However, it is no co-incidence that Japan is good at recycling. Japanese people produce tonnes of plastic trash every single day. Actually it is even worse than in China. Everything you buy is wrapped in several layers of plastic so they have to be super efficient in recycling if they want to keep their cities clean. After traveling in Japan for 3 weeks we want to share our zero waste travel tips for Japan with you to be a good example and fight the plastic waste.
Nara, the first capital of Japan, is a one of the highlights of almost every Japan Itinerary. We really loved to stroll around the Nara Park and explore all the impressive temples. Below you can find a short summary about where to stay, our highlights and vegan food options. If you scroll down you can find a Google map with all important places marked. You can import this map to your own Google Maps and find all the places easily during your trip.
Have you ever heard about people who don’t really wash their hair? Until I started researching about what to pack for our world trip I also had no idea. I came across some world travellers who didn’t bring shampoo to save weight, they basically used baking soda for everything. This is how I came across the No Poo Method.