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A Small Taste of Ukraine

I am embarrassed to say that I hardly knew anything about Europe's second-biggest country Ukraine before I went there at the end of September. Ethical Travel Portal’s goal is to create a journey for our travellers that are somewhat different and this one was certainly an experience!   I started to work for Ethical Travel Portal this summer and was excited to get the opportunity to experience Ukraine. Part of this trip was...

How to be a responsible tourist?

Travel is about discovering new places and meeting new people. We urge our travelers to be responsible tourists and act accordingly. When visiting a destination, a traveler should be concerned about the protection and preservation of places, cultures and environments. We believe every visit can, and should be, of mutual benefit for host and guest.   Before you travel Read as much as possible about the country you are going to visit. Ask...

7 reasons for travelling with us…

1   The Experience Back to the roots and off the beaten tracks. Most of our holidays take you off the beaten track and give you an insight into local people's heritage and the culture and daily life of the community that you are visiting. It doesn't mean you have to sacrifice your beach or a sightseeing trip into the cities. Rather it is about uniqueness, authenticity and getting a glimpse into...

Do I Need A Visa To Visit India?

Most foreign nationals who enter India for tourist purposes require some form of visa. All who travel to India regardless of what country they’re from must have six months validity left on their passport.   However certain countries are exempt from requiring a visa to enter India, which can obtain a free visa on arrival they are:   Nepal Bhutan Maldives (up to 90-day stay)   If you're from Japan or South Korea you can obtain a visa...

Weather To Go Ukraine

Ukraine is located in Eastern Europe and is the second-largest country in Europe. It’s home to the Carpathian and Crimean mountains. As well as being surrounded by the black sea, sea of Azov and luscious green plains in its centre. Due to its geographical location, it’s home to continental climates. In Ukraine, there’s four distinct seasons winter, spring, summer and autumn.   Winter: December-February This season in Ukraine can be known to be...

Do I Need A Visa Ukraine

Depending on your nationality you may or may not require a visa to enter Ukraine.   Visiting Ukraine without a visa?   If you’re from any of the following countries you can enter Ukraine without a visa and are entitled to indefinite stay. They are the following:   Armenia Azerbaijan Georgia Moldova Uzbekistan   Likewise, 65 citizens of certain countries can enter Ukraine for up to 90 days stay without a visa. To find out if...

Weather to go to Thailand

Weather to go to Thailand   Thailand is an incredibly picturesque country based in South Asia. It borders with Cambodia, Malaysia, Laos and Myanmar. It is surrounded by many seas such as the Andaman Sea of the Indian Ocean and the Eastern shoreline of the Malay Peninsula. The country also has 1430 islands. Due to its geographical location, the country experiences many different forms of weather throughout the year. In Thailand, there...

Thailand Getting Your Visa

Most travellers visiting Thailand for tourism purposes require a visa. Some are eligible to gain a visa on arrival whereas others need to apply in advance of their visit if visiting for a period of 15-30 days. However, passport holders of certain countries don’t require a visa on arrival at all. All passport holders must have their passport valid for at least 6 months after their proposed stay in order...

Weather to go China Sichuan

Sichuan is a province in Southwestern China located along the famous Yangtze River. The province is surrounded by the Himalayas, the Quinling Rang and mountain areas of the Yunnan Province. Due to the large size of its province the weather can vary and is divided into three main regions Eastern lowlands, Northwestern High Plateau and the mountainous Southwest. In this province, there are four main seasons winter, spring, summer and...

Do I Need A Visa China Sichuan

It is most likely that when visiting China you will require a visa. Also, you must have six months validity after the expiry date left on your passport to be allowed into the country. Likewise, a full blank page remaining in your passport for your visa stamp.   You must have the following to allow you to enter the Sichuan region in China:   A completed visa application form (you can get this...