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Lamin Bojang - Founder of Gunjur Museum

The Gambia | With Passion for Natural & Cultural Heritage

Podcast Episode 06 | With Passion for Natural & Cultural Heritage Lamin Bojang is the Founder behind Gunjur Village Museum. A museum that focused on the natural & cultural heritage. since I met him the first time, about nine years back, I understood early on how much he wanted the museum to become a reality. Lamin wants to make sure that the younger generation can learn about their history in the years to come....

Podcast Norbu Lama

Podcast | Heritage Homestay in Rural Takdah with Norbu, India

Podcast Episode 05 | Heritage Homestay in Rural Takdah with Norbu G. Lama When I was in Darjeeling in October 2018, my friend and responsible tourism college Raj Basu from Help Tourism recommended me to visit Norbu G. Lama and his Heritage Homestay in rural Takdah, West Bengal Northeast India. It was in the search of finding experiences for Ethical Travel Portal with the combination of being located off beaten track, that gives...

5 Rural Travel Experiences in Takdah India

5 Rural Travel Experiences to do in Takdah, Darjeeling India

Only one hour drive from Darjeeling town in North East India, you will reach Takdah Contonment. A hamlet located in between beautiful mountains and pine forests, tea gardens and blooming orchids. It is still a hidden treasure, off the beaten path that not many travelers know about. Here you can immerse yourself in these 5 rural travel experiences you soon will be introduced to. Takdah has a strong heritage. And some would...

Podcast 04 Sabrina Yoga and photos

Podcast | The Simple Life through Yoga & Photos with Sabrina, India

Podcast Episode 04 | The Simple Life through Yoga & Photos with Sabrina, India In October 2018 I travelled to Darjeeling in Northeast India. My goal was to take 200 hrs Yoga Teacher Training in the Himalayas. A long time mission, and I had finally allowed four weeks to dive into it! After some research, I found the perfect place for me, Himalayan Yoga Bliss in historical Darjeeling. A small town in...

Podcast 03 Andrada Nica

Podcast | Restoring Heritage with Andrada Nica, Romania

Podcast Episode 03 | Restoring Heritage with Andrada Nica, Romania. Traveling to the countryside of Romania, is like stepping back in time. My first visit to the Apuseni Mountains goes back a few years. When I arrived, seeing the mountains, the small peaceful villages and hamlets beautifully nestled in the rolling green mountains, immediately slowed down my journey. I was fascinated by the way people are living with nature, their hospitality and...

Podcast 02 Jangbu Sherpa Nepal

Podcast | Insights from Trekking Guide Jangbu Sherpa, Nepal

Podcast Episode 02| Insights from Trekking Guide Jangbu Sherpa, Nepal. Nepal was one of the first countries I dreamt of visiting. It was the mountains, nature, the people and sense of peace in its own way that called to me. However it was first when I past 30, that I put my feet on the Nepali ground. A few years later I returned as a leader of a group on a...

Podcast Local Food Experience Ida Cham Gambia

Podcast | Local Food Experiences with Ida Cham, The Gambia

Podcast Episode 01 | Local Food Experiences. Sharing a meal with a local might be the best experience a traveler can do! As a traveler  a local food experiences will not only get you an authentic meal, but you will also support the local economy and its people in many more ways than just the food experience! Searching for local food experiences transform your journey! Meet Ida Cham and learn about...

Pu Luong villages on the countryside

Pulse on VIETNAM | Covid -19 Preparedness for Off Beat Experiences

We are taking the Pulse on Vietnam and their Covid-19 preparedness for Off Beat Experiences! Vietnam has not had any local transmission, as we write this, in over two months. This is impressive. The government is yet super careful and is not looking to open up the country for tourism anytime soon. The current estimate is that Vietnam will open up for tourism around mid 2021, and looking at current...

Naturen på Vestlandet

Climate Action Plan

Climate Action Plan | 2020 has indeed been a different year for everyone involved in the tourism industry. For Ethical Travel Portal, it has given us a chance to look forward and follow up on our Tourism Declares Declaration we joined through Tourism Declares Climate emergency initiative. We have spent time to create our action plan on how to reduce our carbon emission and create better and more environmentally friendly journeys. We...

Pulse on THAILAND | Homestay Experience at the Andaman Coast

Thailand homestay Experience Andaman Coast | Three hours north, from the more famous Phuket in Thailand, you will find a small village called Ban Talae Nok. Here you can experience how it is to be local through a Thailand homestay experience. We have checked in, to hear how things are going in the village along the Andaman Coast. How has Covid-19 affected their livelihood and way of living?We are on a...