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Globetrotting: Taipei

Globetrotting: Taipei

Paris, Barcelona, New York, Hong Kong…Taipei? Taipei is rarely on people’s city-break hit lists. But we vote it swings to the top. A kitsch mix of Hong Kong and Japan, the capital city of the tear-drop isle of Taiwan is a hub of modern Asian cool, the birth-place of countless food and fashion fads, and home to a staggering haul of ancient Chinese imperial artefacts looted from the Forbidden City by the quick-thinking Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek… but more on that later. First, let’s talk dumplings…

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Kalinko Living: Resolutions

Kalinko Living: Resolutions

Resolutions resolutions...your inbox is probably full of suggestions for a healthier, happier, more wholesome you. And it’s not rocket science: eat more greens, waste less, be more Emma Stone, less Alice Tinker...

But this year we're shifting the focus to things we can do to make life healthier, happier and more wholesome for ourselves and other people. Science knows that doing good makes you feel good, so here are four easy wins.

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Christmas Traditions from Around the World

Christmas Traditions from Around the World

Christmas is all about traditions. Some we love (mince pies and decorating the tree), some not so much (awkward relations and the infamous office party). But the great thing about traditions, is that you can start your own. Start something this year and by next year it’ll be a thing. We’ve been looking around the world for some inspiration…

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Your Kalinko - Festive Snaps

Your Kalinko - Festive Snaps

Hooray hooray.... it's here! The 1st December has been and gone, which means licence to put the tree up, listen to Bing Crosby on repeat, schedule in the annual viewing of Miracle on 34th Street, and eat mince pies until you become one.

You guys have been getting festive. Here are our favourites of your seasonal snaps. 

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The Calm Before the Storm

The Calm Before the Storm

Feeling a bit overwhelmed by Christmas already? We're dialling back the festivities this week as self-preservation against the onslaught ahead. To combat the pre-Christmas panic, we’re taking it slow, which mostly involves reading, beetroot and standing in a room heated to 35 degrees...

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Home Truths: is it too early to put the tree up?

Home Truths: is it too early to put the tree up?

Just in case you hadn't noticed, Christmas is coming. And while people love to hate Wham droning at them from the Tesco pasta aisle, and having to choose between Chicken Royale and Vegetable Loaf at the office Christmas party, we are INTO Christmas. 

Waiting until 1st December to dig out the Christmas decorations takes Herculean discipline. So until then, instead of doing it, we’re going to talk about it; here’s our low down on how to nail the festive cheer at home. 

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A quick note on Black Friday...

A quick note on Black Friday...

You may have noticed from our Instagram that Burma is not a very black place. 

In fact, it's one of the most colourful places in the world, full of the most wonderful. colourful people. 

These people make our products. For lots of them, we are the only people paying them a fair amount for their work, and giving them a market beyond Burma. 

So when it comes to Black Friday, we're in a different camp to most small businesses...

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Presents with Stories

Presents with Stories

We don't want to panic you, but Christmas is only six weeks away. If you're anything like us, every year you promise to be more organised and every year you find yourself trawling the internet last minute for something with super-speedy delivery, and then feel guilty about not giving it more thought.

So this year we're making it really easy for you. We've got a cracking list of pressies for everyone from your awkward father-in-law to your best pal...

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