ETHICAL/ Cultural Exchange: Live like a Local

Experience your destination in a different way. Learn how to milk a cow or plant rice – get connected with the locals and stay in their house. Discover cultural exchange projects in Thailand, Nepal, Ethiopia, and Kenya.


Articles

Travel and Become Part of Thai Community

Travel and Become Part of Thai Community

Michael Trout

Have you ever wondered how life would look like when living in an entirely different surrounding, in an entirely different culture with an entirely different way of living? Nowadays, developments in tourism can give you the possibility to realise this vision. In contrast to common forms of tourism, where big companies and multinationals are in control of a region and its economy, CBT (Community Based Tourism) aims on empowerment of, and fair benefits to the local community, with the development ...
Community Based Tourism: Rural Villages in Ethiopia

Community Based Tourism: Rural Villages in Ethiopia

Andrew J. Wein

More and more tourists are fascinated by experiencing not only interesting cities and landmarks but also real cultural exchange at their destination. Most tourism sites are packed with tourists which makes it quite difficult to experience real interaction with the locals. For cultural exchange it is necessary that the tourist number is low and that the interaction is natural meaning the hosting locals are unaffected or unpretentious in their approach. Among all the sub divisions of tourism a...
Nepal: Home Stays on Offer in Chitlang

Nepal: Home Stays on Offer in Chitlang

Michael Trout

Nepal is one of the richest countries in the world in terms of natural beauty due to its unique geographical position and latitudinal variation. The elevation of the country is 60 m to 8848 m, all within a distance of 150 km with climatic condition ranging from sub tropical to arctic. This wild variation provides an incredible variety of eco-system, the greatest mountain ranges on earth, tropical jungle teeming with a wealth of wild life, thundering rivers, forested hills and frozen valleys. ...
Nakuru, Kenya: Help the Villagers through Community Tourism Project

Nakuru, Kenya: Help the Villagers through Community Tourism Project

Sara Thopson

Community Tourism’s objective is to provide a rich cultural experience coupled with development work to tourists in Kenya.Community Tourism is an initiative using tourism as tool to eradicate poverty within the community. The initiative was started in 2009 as way of helping the community showcase and market their heritage and products to the tourists community in a more responsible and sustainable way. The reasons as to why it was started are lack of school fees, scarcity of food, scarcity of wa...