The trouble (if one could dare to refer to it as such) with heading overseas to a tropical climate in Winter, is that it’s a little tricky to buy clothes or shoes that are suitable for the climate you’re traveling to. (I know, I know, first world problems indeed).
In my case, knowing that I was heading back to Koh Phangan to live in a little beach village with a distinctly hippy vibe, I didn’t want anything too glitzy, and definintely nothing expensive because things tend to get wrecked quite easily with the sand, salt and sea. In an ideal world, I’d love to be buying ethical, sustainable fashion at all times, but living on a volunteer wage precludes that option altogether. [click to continue…]