Category Archives: HopeTravels

Da-Men Mall & Segi College Hope Mural Project

Collective goodwill is powerful! Over the course of the last six weeks, I have benefited from a ton of it – along with talent, enthusiasm, and a desire to make a difference. Last year, Meng Zhen visited Sip of Hope … Continue reading

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Cox’s Bazar Bangladesh – Rohingya Camp with HMBD

Like all conflicts, you will hear differing stories of exactly what led to the August 25, 2017 militant attacks on Burmese border posts and the response of Myanmar’s Security Forces. I do not claim to be a historian, and my … Continue reading

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A Touch of Sri Lankan Hospitality

On Easter Sunday, three churches, three luxury hotels, and housing complexes in Sri Lanka were targets of suicide bombings. Aside from the traumatic grief caused by death and destruction of terroristic attacks, places where bombings occur often suffer significant challenges … Continue reading

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Ouch! What to Expect from A Thai Massage – In Thailand

Streets in Thailand are saturated with massage shops. As you walk along steamy summer sidewalks, the cool air bursting from within, and welcoming waves from waiting masseurs invite desirable moments of respite. Each time I pass, I face the internal … Continue reading

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Elephant Love Project

If you know me, you know I am a bit scared of animals. It’s common knowledge. Yet, I often find myself in areas surrounded by monkeys, nearly hyperventilating to view sea life, or now, sticking my hand in the mouth … Continue reading

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Finding Inspiration at Free Bird Cafe

In the past, when I heard the word entrepreneur, I have always imagined someone who craved money to acquire fancy cars, big houses, and loads of toys for personal satisfaction. Lisa Nesser, founder of Thai Freedom House and Free Bird … Continue reading

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Another Touch of Hope in Malaysia

Parent and Community Workshop MengZhen is a Psychology Lecturer at Segi College Subang Jaya in Malaysia. After seeing a video about mental health community outreach at Sip of Hope Cafe, he decided to reach out and make a visit to … Continue reading

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