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Simon Hare

Marketing & Strategy Manager at Globalteer

Cusco, Peru

Professional Bio

Whilst my day job involves finding good people to volunteer with substainable, responsible community-led NGOs in developing countries, I spend my spare time taking photographs and writing about what I see, experience and feel on my travels - which have, luckily for me, been varied and extensive over the last few years. I am currently eating my way around the best restaurants in Cusco, and the Saced Valley, Peru.

Where I Write

I have two blogs - one is on Travelpod and is a RTW travelogue charting my voyages of discovery since leaving the rat race of London back in 2011. It includes classic destinations such as Mexico City, Southern California, Australia, New Zealand (in a camper van), Thailand and Sri Lanka. But also covers time in less frequented parts of the world such as Laos, The Cook Islands, and the lesser known islands of French Polynesia. There is also quite a lot of introspection produced during an 18 month stint living as a slightly confused expat in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

The second blog is on Matador.com and takes a more observational angle, focusing on themes -  rather than on individual places - such as bizarre food, strange toilets and the highs and lows of living at altitude.

I worked as a blggger and reviewer for Travelfish.org, a travel website for independent travellers in Southeast Asia and have have had various full length features published in magazines in Europe and Asia. You can read examples uch as "Horse Whispering in New Zealand", "Is Phu Quoc the next Paradise Lost?" and "Why travelling all the way to Easter Island is worth the effort" on my website at www.simonjhare.co.uk

Recent Activity

  1. Simon Hare added a comment on 6 Great Reasons to Visit Ollantaytambo
    Following on from the discussions about whether you should or shouldn't contribute to the over-exploitation of heritage sites - here's a small village in Peru's Sacred Valley which gives you a great t…
  2. Simon Hare added an article 6 Great Reasons to Visit Ollantaytambo
  3. Simon Hare added a comment on Stop Visiting These Places: You're Ruining Them
    Whilst it's not really the remit of a consumer travel magazine, I think CN Traveler misses the point entirely. t si ack of vsistior management and a toatl disregerad for coneraion versus profit that i…
  4. Simon Hare added a comment on Five Amazing Things To Do on Easter Island, For Free! | GoAbroad.com
    I know it's often overlooked in many RTW itineraries as it's so remote, but you can actually fly into Easter Island from Santiago de Chile and then head off out again to Tahiti and on to New Zealand (…
  5. Simon Hare added an article Five Amazing Things To Do on Easter Island, For Free! | GoAbroad.com
  6. Simon Hare added a comment on Research reveals: Overseas NGO's DO want international volunteers...
    With the overwhelming majority of the popular media telling every person that wants to volunteer overseas that they might as well stay at home and just send money (that's gonna happen, right?), this i…
  7. Simon Hare added an article Research reveals: Overseas NGO's DO want international volunteers...
  8. Simon Hare added a comment on Brazil: A World Cup of Firsts INFOGRAPHIC
    Fascinating stats and just staggering that the population of Brazil has quadrupled in just 60 years!
  9. Simon Hare added a comment on Siem Reap's baby milk scam | Travelfish on Cambodia
    How can you resist those poor starving babies? This might help...
  10. Simon Hare added an article Siem Reap's baby milk scam | Travelfish on Cambodia