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Kalinko Living: Wild Swimming

Kalinko Living: Wild Swimming

If you’ve never been wild swimming, it’s time. On a hot summer’s day, there really is NOTHING better! The shock of the initial plunge, the adrenaline rush as you surface, the feeling of total freedom with the cold water between your toes. There are tons of places you can do this in the UK (and whole books about it!), but because we’re into travel, we’ve picked some European spots too for your first wild dip.

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Globetrotting: Top Surf Spots

Globetrotting: Top Surf Spots

It’s the season, and we’ve called upon a seasoned surfer, Nick, to give us his top global tips for catching the best waves. He’s SO into surfing, that two years into his life in Burma, he still hasn’t been to Bagan or Inle Lake. Weekends are spent in Bali. That's a bit like living in London, never visiting Oxford, and spending every weekend in St Tropez. That, my friends, is pure love for the surf. Here’s the scoop.

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Home Truths: Make Your Bathroom a Sanctuary

Home Truths: Make Your Bathroom a Sanctuary

We all love a spa day...the jacuzzi soaks, dimmed lights, steamy saunas. But you don’t have to go to Finland if you have your very own spa at home. Here's how to go about making your bathroom into a calming sanctuary.

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Burma Calling: London's Lahpet

Burma Calling: London's Lahpet

Burmese food is the most underrated cuisine in Asia. Just like the country, it’s incredibly varied and colourful, rammed with textures and flavours, and has a sweet, salty, sour spiciness that will knock your flip flops off.

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Kalinko Living: Summer Reads

Kalinko Living: Summer Reads

I feel a digital detox coming on this Summer. More than ever, people seem to be planning to put down their phones and pick up a book. 
If you’re building your pile (of actual books, made of paper!), here are some I have enjoyed recently which you could add to your maybe list. 

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Globetrotting: Umbria

Globetrotting: Umbria

Best pronounced “Oombria”, with a frown, pursed lips and that very Italian hand-gesture which is a mixture between blowing a kiss and inspecting a ripe segment of tangerine in your fingers. Ahhh the green heart of Italy. Famous for its medieval hill towns and local fare, and for being slightly less fancy than neighbouring Tuscany.

As we head deeper into the summer, let’s crank up the heat a bit and head to the centre of Italy. Here’s how we’d do it.

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From Sophie: Far Flung Travel - Dawei

From Sophie: Far Flung Travel - Dawei

My mother’s one stipulation about me moving to Burma was that we got some bullet proof travel insurance; “just in case you fall off a mountain in the middle of nowhere and leave your arm at the top”. Fair point. Rural clinics are fine for…ancient paracetamol tablets. But for anything semi-serious you need to get yourself to Yangon, and for anything properly serious you need to hot-foot it to Bangkok.
 
But with a medevac policy in place, we take advantage of living in a land of adventure and head for weekends in far flung corners of the country as often as possible. They often seem to involve motorbikes (alarming given my driving skills).
Here’s the first in three instalments of my favourite of our weekends out in the sticks.

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Your Kalinko: Fabric Focus

Your Kalinko: Fabric Focus

Kalinko Cushions are having a moment. These handwoven wonders are popping up in homes all over the place, bringing gorgeous little bursts of Burma to the cosy places in your lives. 

Here are our favourites. Thank you so much for sharing!:

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