Luxury Rainforest & Tea Plantation Getaway in Sri Lanka
My Rainforest Eco Lodge Experience
September 10-13, 2012 - Deniyaya, Sri Lanka
First, I went through a dirt road with a vista of lush greenery and some tea plantations. In the distance, I saw towering trees crowding at the top of the mountains. I was driven through the road at the edge of the Sinharaja Rainforest, past more tea plantations, and finally, up to Rainforest Eco Lodge, where the warm housekeeping head Dammika and the cool highland air greet me.
Why Street Food and Traveling Go Hand-in-hand and What We Can Do To Improve Our Street Food-Eating Experience
There is so much more to street food than the above photos, but given my poor EQ, I usually gobble the food up before remembering to take a photo for your viewing pleasure (or salivation).
The prevalence of street food really enhances the travel experience in that it allows travelers to sample a country’s food fare at really budget-friendly prices.
Does The Earth Still Have A Chance?
Reading my Twitter and Facebook feeds, and the news about the millions of people affected by the month’s worth of rain that poured down on the Philippines this past week or so has left me feeling rather helpless while traveling here in Luang Prabang, Laos.
It has been making me think about what I can do from this part of the world, or what I can do when I get back home. At the same time, it has channeled the cynic in me and made me think: Does the Earth still have a chance?
Rethinking Personal Consumption
Lusting after that sleek and sexy new laptop? Absolutely need that hot new phone so you can use all those fancy apps? Is your lower-specced camera hampering you from putting out work of great value?
Panda-saving Packaging by PdP!
I love when my little company can do little things that can help the planet in a big way.
I previously posted the layout we used in our news blast about our new footwear packaging. But I just wanted to share a thing or two about the development of the packaging.
We wanted to create something that eliminated the use of plastic, protected the shoes, and served as the very vessel for you to tote your goodies home/around. And successfully ticking all of these elements made me feel a great sense of accomplishment already.
However, this previously neglected aspect of our branding, this valuable consumer touchpoint (as Martin Lindstrom would put it), can now serve as an avenue for us to tell consumers about ourselves, and the things we believe in at Punchdrunk Panda. :)
Check out our PDP-losophy below. :D
So there. Yay! :D *sniff*
And while I may be elated about it now, I’m sure there are still ways we can make it better, along with many other aspects of PdP.