5 Brilliantly Bizarre things about Istanbul

You can’t turn a corner in Istanbul without history bursting off its buildings. Because of this it’s also almost impossible not to fall head over heels for this charming city where worlds once collided. From the Greeks, Latin crusaders, and Christians to the Ottomans, Istanbul survived siege after siege, victories which are reflected in its […]

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Is Manila the most Instabramable city in SE Asia?

Stood facing a sky-high building a plethora of colours stare back at you so brightly they could be a mirage. Arms stretched high like a bird showcasing its wings, your head clocks to one side as your hip pops into pose at the sound of the camera shutter. You already have the perfect musical lyric […]

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MEET: VICTORIA AKINTOMIDE

As a self-confessed global citizen it’s clear after talking to Victoria for mere minutes she’s destined to create change. At just 23 she is a law graduate from Southampton University who exuberates confidence and charisma beyond her years. Despite moving to South East London when she was 11, Victoria still identifies as Nigerian and often […]

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MEET: JERRY WHITE

Right of the bat, Jerry is present. His energy, movement and speech captivates a room and fills it with an inspiring sense of positive energy. In 1986, at just twenty years old Jerry lost his leg while hiking in Northern Israel. As he followed the footsteps of the biblical prophets he unknowingly entered a landmine […]

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MEET: ROSE MMBAGA

They say life is art and it’s clear from the get go that Rose Mmbaga lives hers in colour. However, it’s not just her beautiful bright clothing that makes her so vibrant. When World Merit set a competition asking Merit360 hopefuls to distribute 200 surveys regarding how the UN is perceived, Rose went one step […]

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MEET: DEEPAK RAMOLA

“You should shine so bright that your light becomes someone else’s spotlight” Most people don’t know what their calling is in life and so they set professional goals and boundaries to work towards. But Deepak Ramola isn’t one of those people. It’s clear from the start Deepak’s special as he believes his calling in life […]

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MEET: SAO SOCHEN

The first thing you may notice about Sao Sochen is that he’s a monk, but you soon realise there’s much more to him. At 22 years old Sao is studying for two degrees, International Relations and English Literature, at Pannasastra University in his hometown of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Much like his idol, Martin Luther King, […]

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The best way to see the Great Barrier Reef & Whitsundays

Ideally one would spend a week or two marvelling in all 2,900 reefs that the Great Barrier Reef has to offer. But, having driven up from Brisbane, and a flight waiting for us at Cairns, my sister and I had to squeeze in as much as possible in just two days. With work and university […]

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Travelling Tasmania

More than 42 % of Tasmania is a World Heritage Area, national park or forest reserve. It’s home to one of the worlds top beaches, and it’s the only place you can find a Tasmanian devil. I only spent a week in Tasmania, yet it made a big impression on me and holds so many memories […]

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Top 10 things to see in New York

Back in 2012 I took the ultimate girls trip with my two sisters to New York. Being the most popular city on earth we had heard a lot of hype and mixed reviews with some people staying it was overrated and over expensive and others claiming it to be the best place they had visited. […]

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