Do you believe in the kindness of strangers?

Cycling the 25,000+ km from London to Melbourne is easy. It's finding the right place and people to… [more]

Do you believe in the kindness of strangers? Do you believe in the kindness of strangers?

The Arm & a Leg Project- COPE, Vientiane, Laos (Mar 13)

The USA dropped more bombs on Laos during the Vietnam War than all the bombs combined, dropped by every… [more]

The Arm & a Leg Project- COPE, Vientiane, Laos (Mar 13) The Arm & a Leg Project- COPE, Vientiane, Laos (Mar 13)

The Little Big Buffalo Project- Fagvel village, Gujurat, India (Sept, 2012)

The Kindness of Strangers are pleased to announce the launch of The Little Big Buffalo Project. After… [more]

The Little Big Buffalo Project- Fagvel village, Gujurat, India (Sept, 2012) The Little Big Buffalo Project- Fagvel village, Gujurat, India (Sept, 2012)

Homeless travellers or travelling homeless

Determined to find somewhere to wild camp, we realise that we are either going to have to go inland for… [more]

Homeless travellers or travelling homeless Homeless travellers or travelling homeless

Making friends with Iran

‘Iranians are the friendliest people on earth’. That’s what the internet tells us and who are we… [more]

Making friends with Iran Making friends with Iran

The PREVENTION of child trafficking project- Cambodia (Dec 12)

Put a post on Facebook with a picture of a small child and you will receive thousands of people who 'like'… [more]

The PREVENTION of child trafficking project- Cambodia (Dec 12) The PREVENTION of child trafficking project- Cambodia (Dec 12)

Night riding

“How far away is Corlu?” I asked the three local elders, sitting in a small town outdoor cafe, some… [more]

Night riding Night riding

Thailand

Welcome to the land of  smiles! Thailand is such a beautiful place to explore, from the hustle and bustle… [more]

Thailand Thailand

The Soap Project- Pristina, Kosovo (Sept, 2011)

We are extremely proud to support Elizabeth Gowing and The ideas Partnership. In the Spring of 2011,… [more]

The Soap Project- Pristina, Kosovo (Sept, 2011) The Soap Project- Pristina, Kosovo (Sept, 2011)

Thailand

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Welcome to the land of  smiles! Thailand is such a beautiful place to explore, from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok’s busy shopping districts to the peaceful serenity of the country side, Thailand has always been one of our favorite places in the world and this recent experience just confirms why.  

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Dicing with danger and death in the north of India

Asia
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“…and then we will cycle to from Agra, across the top of north India to Kolkata.” The room fell silent. Charles looked at me with eyes of dread as a thousand thoughts raced through his mind, yet nothing managing to escape passed his lips. He glances with despair to his wife Revati, telepathically appealing for [...]

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Act and Help orphanage- Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India (Oct 2012)

NGO Partners
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We are delighted to announce the details of our second project in India and the seventh for the trip so far! After meeting countless NGO’s and micro finance companies, we learned that there are many opportunities for poor people in India, provided they are willing to work for it. As we believe in providing opportunity [...]

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Slum City

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Living in a slum. There is just no way that you can say the word ‘slum’ in a sentence and envision anything positive. It redefines the poverty line and gives new depth to the gutter. It is a place where only the most destitute and desperate of humans are forced to live equally amongst fellow [...]

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The Soap of Hope II- Fushe Kosove, Pristina, Kosovo (Nov 2012)

TKOS Projects
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The Kindness of Strangers are proud to follow up with Elizabeth Gowing from The Ideas Partnership. Constantly busy and forever battling to improve the quality of life of the Fushe Kosove community, Elizabeth explains the effort and the detail behind the projects to promote self sustainability.   We had no hesitation to donate an additional [...]

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Cycling from the Taj Mahal to Kolkata via the River Ganges

Cycling Asia
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As with so may countries, the people in the south will slate the north and vice versa. India is no different. When we told people in the south that we were planning on cycling from Agra, through the states of UP, Bihar and Jharkhand through to Kolkata in West Bengal, we received the most alarming [...]

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Cycling from Mumbai to the Taj Mahal

Cycling Asia
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Cycling the 1,500km + from Mumbai to the Taj Mahal in Agra will take you through the alcohol free state of Gujurat and state of castles being Rajasthan. Our particular route bypassed Surat for a unique opportunity to explore an ex-pat teaching NGO project in the tiny village of Kadod, through a media circus in [...]

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Eye to eye with an elephant

India
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“Don’t look now, but there is an elephant behind you”. I threw it out there, as if it’s as common as a cow sleeping on an Indian highway, to make me sound that little bit cooler. “Oh yeah” Kimmi replied, with as much excitement as discovering we were about to eat yet another masala dosa [...]

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Cycling from the southern tip of India to Mumbai

Cycling Asia
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India. One of the toughest places in the world to cycle. Arguably the make or break of any long haul cycle tour. Perhaps it is because it is the halfway point between Europe and Australia. Perhaps it is because it is the first country that takes at least a few months to cross. Perhaps it [...]

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Cycling a lap around Sri Lanka

Cycling Asia
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Sri Lanka is a fantastic place to cycle. As so many people go straight to India, it is not a common sight for locals to see cycle tourers. and always makes for interesting conversation. There is so much to do and see, with only a month visa, it’s difficult not to use every single day. [...]

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