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Meet The First Social Entrepreneurship Hub In Azerbaijan

About 5 months ago I did not know anything about the country Azerbaijan. However, this all changed on a bus in Germany. Making small talk as we waited for the ever-late Flixbus, I met a guy from Azerbaijan. He told me all about his country, his start-up and how the country needs to focus on…

Sustainable Travel Guide: Turkey

I spent almost 3 weeks in Turkey earlier this month exploring the rich culture and eating too much amazing food! I usually do a sustainable travel guide for major cities I go to, however this one is a little different. I spent 2 weeks on a tour of Turkey with Intrepid Travel, who are a…

The Sweetest Social Enterprise In Azerbaijan

My time in Azerbaijan has been a surprise. The buildings, culture, food and people have exceeded all expectations. However, I was not expecting to meet a 22 year social entrepreneur with bold, impactful plans!  I had the opportunity to meet with Sara Rajabli, a 22 year old social entrepreneur in Baku, Azerbaijan. Her experience is…

The Individual’s Guide To Changing The World

A few months ago the first Planet B Insights Community Survey launched and the results have been amazing. With almost 50 responses, the data collected will help Planet B Insights to drive the next wave of growth and social change. A full summary will be released in the coming weeks, but after preliminary analysis, there…

How Intrepid Travel Is Empowering Women In Turkey

Travelling through the cities and towns of Turkey is an eye opening experience. The food, culture and scenery is breathtaking. As we wander through the streets, it is very common to see groups of men sitting around in cafes smoking and drinking coffee. Someone in our tour asked 'Where are all the women?' as we…

Food Waste: A Global and Local Perspective

After an intense food waste moment in the Balkans I decided to research which countries are managing their food waste effectively. In Bosnia and Herzegovina I stayed at a rafting camp that was known for its delicious, traditional food. Our meals were indeed delicious however the portions were incredibly huge. Their standard meals for 1…

Mozaik’s Innovative Approach To Empower Bosnia’s Young Entrepreneurs

Bosnia and Herzegovina is a country filled with beautiful, untouched nature and very welcoming, hospitable people. However their history is filled with centuries of turmoil. Walking around the streets of Sarajevo, buildings are riddled with bullet holes alongside monuments and graffiti remembering those lost in the Yugoslav war in the 1990s.  Rebuilding the country is…

Sustainable Travel Guide: Athens

Athens is a city of rich history, full of ruins and ancient artefacts. I reached Athens in mid August, expecting a bustling tourist hotspot. However it was more like a ghost town. Most of the locals leave Athens for the month of August and go abroad or to the local islands. There were still tourists…

The Laundry Service Restoring Dignity On The Streets Of Athens

As I walk through the streets of Athens in the middle of August, I expect to see droves of tourists unintentionally interfering with passive aggressive locals trying to go about their lives. However, the roads and footpaths seem quiet. I ask a waitress in a cafe where everyone is and she says ‘Everyone is on…

Budva is Leading the Balkans in the Zero Waste Race

Montenegro, along with many other Balkan countries is becoming a hot summer tourist destination. With beautiful beaches, cheap prices and great local people, it is a new and exciting place to explore. For recovering economies, tourism is a lucrative industry as it provide jobs and injects funds into local communities. However, for many cities, local…