10 unusual sights to see in Prague

10 unusual sights to see in Prague

Prague is a magical city, no doubt about it. It will charm you from the get-go with its jaw-dropping architecture and well-preserved historic sights. There’s just something about walking across a nearly empty Charles Bridge at 2am when it seems like you have the city all to yourself. One of...

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How to be an ethical coffee drinker

How to be an ethical coffee drinker

It used to seem obvious that tea was the most widely consumed drink in the world, after water. But with coffee shops popping up all over the place and the twitteratti debating the merits of flat whites and cold brews, you might be forgiven for thinking that coffee has overtaken...

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Why you need to visit the Great Wall of China

Why you need to visit the Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China might be synonymous with Coke as one of the most recognised brands in the world. And yes, I do mean “brand” because tourist attractions to the wall are businesses unto themselves. But just because it’s a major hub for crowds of tourists (and money-making) doesn’t...

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Nepal: One year later, in photos

Nepal: One year later, in photos

It’s been one year since a devastating earthquake shook Nepal, killing more than 8,000 people and leaving some 21,000 people injured. Now, one year later, we headed back there through the camera lens of travel bloggers The Common Wanderer, to see Nepal as it is today: recovering and ready to...

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Building safe cities for women

Building safe cities for women

Photos by Stephanie Simcox ActionAid Australia is a global justice organisation working to empower women to fight injustice and claim their human rights. In 2015, ActionAid launched its Safe Cities for Women campaign, calling for cities in which women can move about freely and access essential public services like transport,...

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The story of Hanh from Vietnam

The story of Hanh from Vietnam

By Michael Brosowski | This story originally appeared on the Blue Dragon blog. Every morning, millions of people wake up far from home, in slavery. Children in factories and on farms. Youth forced to beg and steal, or sell on the streets. Girls and women in brothels. “Hanh” (not her...

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Unlike any you know: Life beside the rails in Yangon

Unlike any you know: Life beside the rails in Yangon

Words and photos by The Common Wanderer ‘This is Myanmar ,’ wrote Rudyard Kipling, “and it’s unlike any land you know”.   Like any clichéd travel quote, the one above has been thrown about pretty often by writers and journalists, in travel circles, and travellers who struggle to find the words...

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Read this post, take better photos

Read this post, take better photos

When you put in the time, effort, and money to travel somewhere, it’s only natural to want to document the experience in order to relive it down the road (and — let’s be honest — it’s fun to show off a little on Instagram). But not all photos are created...

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5 ways to warm up in Budapest in winter

5 ways to warm up in Budapest in winter

When the temperature dips in Budapest, that’s when the city comes alive with warmth! That’s because the cold months of winter are one of the best times of year to explore the Hungarian capital, with plenty of sites to see and flavours to taste that will warm your heart no matter...

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Forget Black Friday; let’s celebrate #GivingTuesday

Forget Black Friday; let’s celebrate #GivingTuesday

If you’re like us, Black Friday probably doesn’t tend to get you too excited. Battling crowds at the mall and fighting over laptops just isn’t our thing — and we know there are lots of you out there like us who just don’t get the buzz. Something we can get behind, however,...

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