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Once upon a time there was a chef called Duang. He lived in Bangkok, owned a restaurant and even had his own TV show. But he wasn’t happy. He wanted to escape the busy city life to the green hills of Northern Thailand. He settled in a picturesque little village one hour from Chiang Mai called Tung Lakorn, and committed to make his best effort in Northern Thai cuisine for the monk of the village.
When we travel we want to meet local people and see real life. We dream about being treated as family members, not as guests. Most of all we want to value and benefit locals wherever we go. Also in Finland.
We love to travel, but how to make it more sustainable? One clear answer is to travel less frequently and stay for longer periods. Slow travel means less flying, but also more time to get to know the country and its people.
Here are 10 easy tips how you can travel longer – and leave a positive footprint.
The most important thing to pack is the right attitude. No, your journey is not going to look like those on Instagram. Yes, it’s gonna be messy and exhausting. And it is going to be the best of times.
Photography is a great way of capturing and later returning to those fascinating sceneries, memorable little moments and colourful local settings that we come across during our travels. However, there are some ethical questions to consider especially when the camera lense is pointed towards local people.