Kerala is famous for its sleepy and mysterious backwaters – and visitors can experience the mysteriousness up close, by staying on a traditional rice barge or ‘kettuvallom’ that has been turned into a houseboat – complete with ensuite bedroom, a viewing deck and colonial dark wood furniture. 1,334 more words
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Before Phuket, I was naively excited and eager to sit atop elephants. It was number one on my list of activities in Thailand. I would look at photos and read stories about the different experiences people have riding them. 594 more words
First, do no harm.
It’s an oath sworn by physicians and a pledge that every traveler should make as well. As guests in the places we visit the very least we can do is respect our hosts by not hurting their country or their people. 1,187 more words
Favela tours are increasingly becoming a popular activity while staying in Rio de Janeiro. The history and cultural significance of these mini-communities go beyond the very essence of just being “slums.” Rio favelas originated in the late 19th century as former slaves – who had no neither land ownership nor work options – started settlements in these neighbourhoods. 1,957 more words