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Sustainable Travel in Nicaragua

Sustainable Travel in Nicaragua Nicaragua was once considered a tourism backwater. But it is now emerging as a regional leader in sustainable travel. Eco tourism opportunities abound in Nicaragua’s protected areas – some 78 different regions that currently cover around 17% of the country’s land mass. Through visiting responsibly, eco travellers can enjoy the rich biodiversity of plant and animal…

Peru Natural Fabric Dyes : Ancient Secrets Revealed

Natural fabric dyes are becoming popular again as eco-conscious products are more in demand. Natural, sustainable dyes have been used since the beginning of textile crafting, and they’re seeing a revival in the modern world, although they’ve never gone out of use in many places around the world, such as Peru, which has a rich textile culture. Natural dyes created…

Amantani Island Homestay in Lake Titicaca : My Actual Experience

This is so far the only place I’ve been to where tourists are kept simple and exists in harmony with the natural way of life .
And I am not even talking about the staged to the perfection Uros tour. But tourism in general . Where selling your ingenuity and traditions means sharing and not selling out . Where you let the foreigner admire and be a part of your culture for an hour or a day just letting them in , without being a clown who dresses up and gets back to western clothing and Walmart plastic furniture right after the tourist cameras are off .

Titicaca: The Great Show of Uros Floating Islands and Why I Hated it

Back in the day the Mobility was the name of the game. When political situation got tense , particularly with the arrival of the Incas , they could just move the entire island from the dangerous area . Just push it off the shore and float to safety within the 3,200-square-mile lake .Anchors made of rocks and rope would hold them in place , but not exactly . At least not all the time …