If you are visiting Indonesia, please be aware that the delicacy known as kopi luwak (civet coffee) is now a thriving industry that sources coffee beans unethically from wild animals called civets or luwaks.
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While washing elephants and riding elephants may seem like a feelgood travel experience, there is reason to believe that it doesn’t support responsible tourism at all. A complex issue. Read more at this link, published by Intrepid Travel, who have really done their research.
Feeding, playing with and cuddling lion cubs seems like an experience of a life-time for any cat lover Unfortunately, there is a very dark-side to this experience. There is very good reason to avoid it — choosing instead to observe these wild animals from a distance.
“South Africa is the home of predator breeding and “canned” hunting, two inter-related practices that use and abuse lions (as well as other predators) in the most horrific forms of commercial exploitation. “
“Today, between 7,000 and 8,000 predators (most of them lions) are being kept in cages or small enclosures in around 150 private farms across the country.”
Source: For the Love of Wildlife
Again, Better World Travel is reaching out to kind-hearted individuals or companies who are willing and able to make a contribution for the build of a new, wooden, school at Angkor Krout Village in Cambodia.
We only have TWO weeks to fundraise $AUD 1,390 ( Approx. €890 / £680 / $US960 )
Just outside Siem Reap is a village that supports Cambodians affected by poverty / HIV/AIDS, landmine injuries and disabilities. The 96 children are now being taught in a space underneath a house (see below).
We urgently need to provide a dedicated building where they can be educated in a safe and permanent environment.
The sooner we complete this fundraiser, the sooner these kids will have their school.
No.158, Street 19 off Sihanouk Blvd, Phnom Penh
Close to the Royal Palace and the river, this vegetarian restaurant is perfectly located, offering a very wide and varied menu of vegetarian soups, salads, small dishes, main dishes and dessert, as well as freshly squeezed juices and other drinks. We branded this restaurant “Phnomenal” for the freshness of the ingredients, variety on offer and amazing taste.
Set in a beautiful garden courtyard, peaceful and pleasant, with an indoor seating area too.
Cambodian cuisine is not as well known in Australia as its neighbouring cuisines, Thai and Vietnamese, but is well worth getting to know for its tasty combination of flavours, fresh ingredients, and nutritional power.
One of the best experiences to have while visiting Cambodia is to take part in a cooking class which not only teaches you about local ingredients, but also teaches techniques and ingredient combinations for maximum flavour punch.
Here I share two recipes that I learnt in Phnom Penh at Frizz restaurant’s Cambodia Cooking Class, a fantastic experience that begins with a visit to the local bustling market and moves on to an airy rooftop location for some interactive cooking, and one of the best meals you will have during your visit.
See the breathtaking sights of Northern India and make a difference when you join this incredible 12 day Small Group Guided Tour.
Since starting Better World Travel, I have had the honour of connecting with a number of experts and change-makers in areas that travel and tourism affects directly. This has helped me enormously to build up a base of knowledge that will help in my quest to provide travel experiences that are genuinely ethical and authentic.
One of the first contacts I made was with Donalea Patman from For the Love of Wildlife, who alerted me to the dangers of lion cub petting and lion walking, and the canned hunting industry.