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Globetrotting: Kampala

Globetrotting: Kampala

We're talking afro-jazz, edible rolexes and hairnets: here's our guide to East Africa's "green city in the sun", the gateway to Uganda's rolling hills. Our Woman in Africa, Verity, has come up with the top spots, bites, and places to stay.

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It's Our 3rd Birthday!

It's Our 3rd Birthday!

Three years ago today, we launched Kalinko at a big Christmas Fair in London's Olympia. It was the culmination of a year of working out how to start a company, how to sell things, how much to stock. How could we get the things we'd been working on in tiny villages across Burma delivered to customers in Europe, in perfect condition? How would we spread the word?

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From Sophie: In Praise of the Tiny Details

From Sophie: In Praise of the Tiny Details

I had a baby in June, which is wonderful for a million reasons. But one which I hadn't seen coming was the way it makes you slow right down. We spend hours looking at plants in the garden, really studying a raindrop slip down its leafy slide and plop off the end. Or watching a starling busying around, carefully choosing its twigs from a patch of scrub, like a chef perusing peaches in the market...

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Your Kalinko: Chic Side Tables

Your Kalinko: Chic Side Tables

When we launched Kalinko back in November 2016, our first sale was a set of white placemats. I'll never forget it... SO exciting (hi Anne, if you're reading!). 

Our second sale was not one, but TWO Katha Side Tables. Huge...! And even better than that, they've been selling like hot samosas ever since.  

Here's how some of you have expertly styled them. And scroll down for the new look. Let us know what you think!

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Kalinko Living: A Burmese Breakfast

Kalinko Living: A Burmese Breakfast

Mohinga (pronounced exactly as it’s spelt), is the national dish of Burma. It’s really a breakfast dish, but people eat it all day long.

There are quite a few ingredients, but don’t be put off… it actually isn’t that difficult, and it’s delicious. It’s also an excuse to explore an Asian supermarket.
 
Let’s get fishy….

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From Sophie: Far Flung Travel - Thandaunggyi

From Sophie: Far Flung Travel - Thandaunggyi

This hilltop haven in northern Kayin state, Myanmar, was a well-known breezy escape under the British, a warzone under the military, and was closed to foreigners until 2013. It’s now a lovely gentle hill-town with a perfect climate….and the world’s best downhill motorbiking road

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Meet the Makers: Rattan

Meet the Makers: Rattan

These guys are seriously good at what they do. The products they make are some of the strongest in the world. They weave in the same way that their grandparents did. And their grandparents knew a thing or two about weaving.

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Globetrotting: New York

Globetrotting: New York

New York City is a place a lot of us love and know very well. From the Friends’ crew shenanigans at Central Perk Cafe to Carrie watching Mr Big drive away from her apartment for the thousandth time... 
But The Big Apple is the gift that keeps on giving, and  there’s always more to discover! Here are some spots you may not have seen:

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