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Nike Sweatshops: Behind the Swoosh Documentary

Team Sweat - Behind The Swoosh Documentary

[CBC country=”GB,GR,FR,DE,ES,IT,NL,CH,BE,SE,CA” show=”n”] [/CBC] [CBC country=”GB,GR,FR,DE,ES,IT,NL,CH,BE,SE” show=”y”] [/CBC] [CBC country=”CA” show=”y”] [/CBC] A documentary I’ve been wanting to get online for months. Nike Sweatshops: Behind the Swoosh Documentary exposes how Nike knowingly uses sweatshops in Asia to produce their shoes and clothing range which they later go on to sell for extortionate profits to the western word. In 2010 when the documentary was made, Jim Keady (founder of Team Sweat & Educating For Justice) and his assistant decided …

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Montana Meth Documentary

Montana Meth Documentary

[CBC country=”GB,GR,FR,DE,ES,IT,NL,CH,BE,SE,CA” show=”n”] [/CBC] [CBC country=”GB,GR,FR,DE,ES,IT,NL,CH,BE,SE” show=”y”] [/CBC] [CBC country=”CA” show=”y”] [/CBC] Ever fancied going on a high that is 12x more pleasurable than sex that could last for 10-12 hours? Well before you do, you should watch this documentary… Produced by HBO, 2007, directed by Eames Yates, Montana Meth documents the journey of a number of different groups of addicted teens and adults in Montana, USA.  Probably one of the best crystal meth documentaries …

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Only Human – The Strangest Village in Britain Documentary

Botton - The Strangest Village in Britain

[CBC country=”GB,GR,FR,DE,ES,IT,NL,CH,BE,SE,CA” show=”n”] [/CBC] [CBC country=”GB,GR,FR,DE,ES,IT,NL,CH,BE,SE” show=”y”] [/CBC] [CBC country=”CA” show=”y”] [/CBC] Probably my favourite documentary, worthy of being the first documentary I post on Live Free Die Travelling. Only Human – The strangest village in Britain is a documentary about a small North Yorkshire village called… Botton. Here in Botton, nearly half of the 300 occupants of the village have a learning disability of some kind (down-syndrome, autism or mental illness etc), known as the …

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Aegean Air Review

Aegean air onboard food

After searching the internet for the best flight deal we stumbled upon Aegean Air, the main Greek Airline. Although only flying out from London Heathrow (for flights into Athens), we decided to quickly check their prices to see whether savings in flights would justify the added travel time and inconvenience that we would be subjected to having to come from Newport. After a bit of searching around their easy to navigate website we found that …

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Day Three – Screw you, Universe!

Day Three – Screw You, Universe!

Having been stuck at my house-sit for the last 4 days due to torrential rain and with no internet access or telephone line (more on that later), I was delighted to find out that all of my websites were down and had been from the day I got disconnected from the internet. Why? Well I decided to downgrade my VPS server to a less expensive one as no longer required (due to the sale of …

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Day One – I’m alive, the start of a golden age (and a travel diary…)

So, 21st of December turned out to be a load of old shit! I’m still alive, I even gave it an extra 24 hours in case the Maya’s were off by a day… Still here, though grateful to be alive, a little bit bummed out that nothing massive happened. No mutation of DNA, no vibrational energy change, no cataclysmic event that destroyed half the world, nothing. Well, in fact, maybe all of the above has …

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The disappearance of Thomo and Scotty Dogg……dun du duh!!!

Ok so perhaps the picture is misleading as it makes it look like something really interesting or threatening has just been construed upon us by a menacing thug like monkey….but in fact it’s just a nice way to mask the fact that we have been too way laid to do anything to the website for quite some time. The reasoning shall be explained. The first and most defiantly the most prominent reason is our current …

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Moto Bi Yo….Da Lat, Vietnam

Two days ago we were in Da Lat and finally got off our asses and did some touristy stuff, this came in the form of a day out on the back of a motorbike, known within tourist/Vietnam travelling as ‘Easy Rider’ type tours. We had already been approached by numerous random, not to mention pushy and over excited, Vietnamese guys who will get out a sketch pad reminiscent of something a 12 year old girl …

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Price List For Vietnam

Here is a list of prices which I have gathered in the last week during my stay so far in Vietnam. I t appears to be cheaper for most things than other countries in South East Asia but there are many things which aren’t as cheap. Hope fully this list will allow you to budget your trip a little easier… 20000 Vietnamese Dong = $1 USD   Cigarettes Marlboro Light = 23000 (These and Dunhill …

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What To Expect From Ho Chi Minh City…(A Little Snippet)

Ho Chi Minh city has lots to offer so walking around the city was good fun and a real pleasure. Every bar we visited was free pool and without knowing we were on the buy two drinks get one free deal in the Go To bar which was on the corner of the street our hotel was situated. The locals like to just come in off the streets and watch you as you play pool …

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Thomo On Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)- Initial Day And First Steps In The Big City…

Well where do I start with this famous city routed in the southern regions of Vietnam? Are there a lot of motorbikes? YES. Are there lots of massage parlours? YES. Are there seedy old men with dyed comb overs picking up hot chicks on mopeds or carrying around large holdalls where the contents are unknown? YES. This type of atmosphere alongside things like… People sleeping rough People offering you sunglasses/lighters/tobacco/hats/fans and Marajuana Lots of poverty …

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Mile High Toilet Head Club

It has fallen on me (a usual) to write up our journey to get to Vietnam. This is usually due to the fact that Ian sleeps through most of our travelling and this time is no exception. Plus if something sh#t is going to happen to anyone on the trip it is going to be me!!! The night before we left Perth was a Friday night which meant we could leave on a bang and …

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Grainne On Vietnam!

Grainne is a legend and we had the honour of travelling with her and Ciara whilst we were slumming it around Thailand and various other parts of Asia…If you read this Grainne then please pass comment on your amazing hair do which as you know was captured in Singapore. This list was given to us by Grainne and we will try to utilise this as best we can! I hope this helps other people also …

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Roll On Vietnam!!

Today was my second to last day with work at West Coast Liquor and it is only 2 days until Vietnam. It was a bit of a hazy day and it wasn’t too busy so in my mind I was getting psyched for all the things I was about to experience in a country I have always wanted to visit. Pete, the accountant for the company, is a regular visitor to Vietnam and he has …

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My Moment Of Reflection – Travelling Is The Way Forward

I’m lying in my bottom bunk of the Billabong hostel in Perth having missed my shift at work due to my alarm not going off. The stress of knowing you have let someone down is not nice and it has brought back memories from when I was working my 7-3 job back in England. It has further enforced my belief that life is just too short to work a job where your heart isn’t 100 …

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Travelling Tunes

I know what we (mostly me) are listening to really isn’t of any great importance, but as I love music and I have already previously put up a list of tunes, I thought it about time for an new one. There’s a pretty eclectic mix here ranging from Hip Hop to Acoustic Folk, hopefully there’s a little something for everyone and maybe something you didn’t know but will like. Anyway as before here is the list and please feel …

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Fremantle Day Out…

The first thing we did when we arrived in Fremantle was to walk towards the market to look for this illusive t-shirt printing booth to hopefully get our new promo designs made up. The weather was great and the town was busy with crowds of people all enjoying coffee, alcohol (to run along with Oktoberfest)and the odd street artist who is usually located on the corner where the internal Fremantle market lies. The street performer for …

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