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Tuk Tuk Travels

Two teachers, Nick and Rich, travelled around the world in a tuk tuk to visit charitable projects and promote English language teaching. We followed their adventures here on onestopenglish.

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Inside Tuk Tuk Travels

  • Tuk Tuk Travels: Entry 1: An introduction

    Author: Richard Sears Type: Article

    In their first travelogue, our tuk tuk travellers explain their mission and visit a worthy project on the outskirts of Cairo.

  • Tuk Tuk Travels: Entry 2: Streetwise in Sudan

    Author: Richard Sears Type: Article

    In their second travelogue, our tuk tuk boys cross the border into Sudan, experience some first-class hospitality and visit a worthy project.

  • Tuk Tuk Travels: Entry 3: Highland, highland highland!

    Author: Richard Sears Type: Article

    In their third travelogue, Rich and Nick depart the barren, dusty tracks of Sudan for the lush landscape of Kenya – and make some friends along the way.

  • Tuk Tuk Travels: Entry 4: Rwanda

    Author: Richard Sears Type: Article

    In their fourth travelogue, Rich and Nick speak to two young genocide survivors who founded Healing through Arts and Drama, a project set up to help educate people about the importance of reconciliation and unity.

  • Tuk Tuk Travels: Entry 5: The woodworker

    Author: Richard Sears Type: Article

    In their fifth travelogue, our tuk tukers leave the wildlife of East Africa and enter Malawi where they meet an inspirational teacher.

  • Tuk Tuk Travels: Entry 6: The end of the African road

    Author: Richard Sears Type: Article

    In their sixth travelogue, our Tuk Tuk wanderers reflect on their incredible journey through Africa and prepare for the next leg – India!

  • Tuk Tuk Travels: Entry 7: Delving into Delhi

    Author: Richard Sears

    In their seventh travelogue, our tuk tuk travellers make it to India. Despite the sweltering heat and terrifying roads, they have plenty of rewarding moments. Along the way they meet Gitanjali, who has set up an education project with a difference.

  • Tuk Tuk Travels: Entry 8: And on to Nepal

    Author: Richard Sears Type: Article

    In their eighth travelogue, Rich and Nick meet Indira, one of the founders of an organization aimed at transforming the lives of victims of trafficking and tackling the exploitation of women.

  • Tuk Tuk Travels: Entry 9: Grub's up

    Author: Richard Sears Type: Article

    In their ninth travelogue, our tuk tuk travellers navigate their way through South East Asia and all its culinary delights. In Laos they meet Chanhpheng, a young teacher from Vientiane who founded an education program for disabled women, run by disabled women.

  • Tuk Tuk Travels: Entry 10: Cambodia

    Author: Richard Sears Type: Article

    In their tenth travelogue, Rich and Nick journey to Cambodia where they meet Sokha, a survivor of the Khmer Rouge regime and founder of the Center for Children’s Happiness, an organization offering children an education and a chance for success.

  • Tuk Tuk Travels: Entry 11: Reflections

    Author: Richard Sears Type: Article

    In their eleventh travelogue, our tuk tuk travellers reflect on their experiences in South East Asia and the right of every child everywhere to have access to an education.

  • Tuk Tuk Travels: Entry 12: Colombia

    Author: Richard Sears Type: Article

    In their twelfth travelogue, Rich and Nick visit two local education projects in Colombia and Ecuador, but one member of the team is feeling a bit under the weather …

  • Tuk Tuk Travels: Entry 13: A record-breaking feat

    Author: Richard Sears Type: Article

    In their thirteenth travelogue, our travellers make their way through Peru where they meet Pepé, a young local determined to make a difference in his community. Undeterred by Tommy the tuk tuk’s continuing health problems, Rich and Nick show they’ve got record-breaking determination.

  • Tuk Tuk Travels: Entry 14: 42,120km

    Author: Richard Sears Type: Article

    In their fourteenth travelogue, the tuk tuk boys and Tommy meet Olinda, a Shipibo artisan with an inspiring story, chug their way over the Andes and beat all odds to make it to Buenos Aires.

  • Tuk Tuk Travels: Entry 15: What you always wanted to know

    Author: Richard Sears Type: Article

    In their fifteenth and final travelogue, our tuk tukers reveal the highs and lows of their trip by sharing the answers to some of their most frequently asked questions.

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