Our Chinese experience in a snapshot

5 months ago (13.January.2018 - 12:48 CET) by alessandra

Chinese infoflag

Chinese infoflag

China was supposed to be a land of passage. It ended up being the final destination of our trip. We were supposed to spend two-three weeks three. We ended up spending one full month. We had planned to go to Beijing, Shanghai and then all the way to Lhasa. We ended up visiting Beijing and Shanghai as well as very rural areas in Hunan province, multicultural Gansu province, historical Xi’an in Shanxi province, and enchanting Jiangsu province.
If you have followed us so far, you will have expected this post with an attempt of a summary of our Chinese experience in seven questions. 

Tags: #Asia FW’17, China =, Travelling, Train exploration, Learning, questions, Answers, Sharing, Smiling, Roots, Connections, monastery, farming, SocEnt, huge, diverse, portable knife, beard, agriculture, club, smoking, internet, WeChat

Up for the Sunshine Blogger Award!

8 months 2 weeks ago (5.October.2017 - 09:39 CEST) by alessandra

The Sunshine Blogger Award

The Sunshine Blogger Award

Our blog has been nominated by Less-Stuff for the Sunshine Blogger Award. What is better than an award to celebrate good sunny vibes and positive blogging?

Tags: blog, Travelling, design, designthinking, Inspiration, questions, waste, zerowaste, letters, nomadic, Fun, sunshine

Happy World Tourism Day!

8 months 3 weeks ago (27.September.2017 - 22:54 CEST) by alessandra

backpack & Atlantic watch

backpack & Atlantic watch

Summary: 27th September is World Tourism Day. A day to celebrate travelling. To celebrate the right to get some time off and to explore, and the right to welcome and to show.
 

Tags: #Asia FW’17, Travelling, tourism, Worldwide, Connections, Learning, sustainable development, celebrate

The Business Activist Entrepreneurs Bootcamp

9 months ago (22.September.2017 - 00:12 CEST) by alessandra

Our brilliant graphics...

Our brilliant graphics...

In August 2017, we had the opportunity to take part in a 21-day online bootcamp that was all about launching a new mission-driven business with a triple bottom line. Here’s what we retain.

Tags: #Asia FW ’17, #SocEnt, Worldwide, Connections, Inspiration, Learning, Impact, Small matter

Food that is good for the people and for the planet

9 months 2 weeks ago (9.September.2017 - 20:38 CEST) by alessandra

Lemonaid!

Lemonaid!

On 6th September, we attended the 'Profit with Purpose: The Tastemakers’ workshop. It was an inspiring, insightful and enjoyable event, and a great opportunity for learning and connections. We won’t be able to attend the next ones of the series because we will be travelling but we were glad to attend this one!

Tags: #Asia FW ’17, Food, Research, #SocEnt, London, Connections, Inspiration

Should I stay or should I go?

9 months 3 weeks ago (31.August.2017 - 11:53 CEST) by alessandra

Credits: Jump around, by Araí Moleri Riva Zucchelli @flickr, CC-BY-2.0

Credits: Jump around, by Araí Moleri Riva Zucchelli @flickr, CC-BY-2.0

We wanted to share a completely different post this week, following up from the four days we had just spent in France (see a couple of pictures on Facebook here and on Instagram here). But things change, emotions change and we decided that it was ok to change our media plan too!

Tags: Music, Colombia, Bolivia, Argentina, Changes, Travelling

Reading about Russia…

10 months ago (24.August.2017 - 14:42 CEST) by francesco

Image credit: Au.ru (https://krsk.au.ru)

Image credit: Au.ru (https://krsk.au.ru)

Last week we proudly announced that we had purchased our first train ticket. This week we would like to share some thoughts around non-logistics prep. Moscow… we’re coming!

Tags: #Asia FW ’17, Travel tips, Russia, Karamazov, Dostoevskij, Tools, Host, Couchsurfing

Our social (ad)venture is getting closer to begin :)

10 months 1 week ago (17.August.2017 - 14:30 CEST) by francesco

Google translate app.

Google translate app.

It’s been an exciting week for us. We’ve got an itinerary, a ticket and a date.

For the first country that we will be visiting in our travels. Russia Россия !!

Tags: #asiaFW17, Russia, Train, Travel tips

Learning from our partners - More than Metrics

10 months 2 weeks ago (11.August.2017 - 08:59 CEST) by francesco

Smaply interface. Source: smaply.com

Smaply interface. Source: smaply.com

Have you ever heard of design thinking? You probably have, and if not, follow our upcoming trip to and across Asia and you’ll know more about it. 
In the meantime, watch this video and get inspired from This is Design Thinking website.

Tags: #asiaFW17, Tools, design thinking

It all started with a (WH)Y

10 months 3 weeks ago (2.August.2017 - 14:05 CEST) by alessandra

Y for Ebola map

Y for Ebola map

ABCity.org started with a Y. Why? Because we wanted to take part in a fundraising campaign that would support Ebola recovery work in Liberia. And we wanted to make it fun.

We put together a great cause, our passion for outdoor activities and our graphic talent and we came up with an idea. We would ‘draw’ a 20-mile long Y on our inline skates across London, create a buzz around it and source funds.
Our inline-skating challenge took place on 2nd August 2015. And ABCIty.org was born

Tags: #asiaFW17, Fundraising, typography, Fun, ABCity's causes