22 Jul '15, 12pm

NEW: A luxury Myanmar #cruise and the art of 'giving back' #travel by @SandInSuitcase

One afternoon, the soft-spoken unassuming doctor gave an onboard talk about the variety of initiatives Belmond sponsors to support the local people through health, educational and even engineering projects. We’re astonished how very small amounts can go a long way in Myanmar! Just think – it costs only $4 to $8 U.S. for a one-week course of antibiotics to treat a patient with a chest infection. For $2, a student can get the stationery, pencils, ruler and exercise books they need for a year of school; a whole school building can be built for only $6,500 to $8,000. He doesn’t make us feel guilty though. If anything, we wish we’d known in advance and brought along some reading glasses to donate.

Full article: http://velvetescape.com/2015/07/luxury-myanmar-river-cruise/

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