10 Tips for Better, Safer, More Pleasant Travel in the New Normal
Vietnam is getting more and more popular among tourists. The number of foreign tourists reached an all-time high of 18 million in 2019, up 16.2 percent from the previous year. This is a good development for the country’s economy, but at the same time increases the risk of adversely disturbing the daily life of the average Vietnamese. At Global Basecamps we are committed to operating our Vietnam tours in a responsible way. But what does responsible tourism or ecotourism mean for us?
Myanmar tours promise adventure, views of some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, as well as the chance to learn about and meet various tribes and ethnic groups throughout the country to better understand the richness of their culture. You can converse with Kayan women known for their brass coil body modification which gives their distinctive long neck appearance. Sample the flavorful thoke (salads) that differ in each region. Our local guides help you to better understand the country’s fascinating yet sometimes tragic history while also teaching you about cultural norms and unique adventures available in this alluring country.
Thailand is one of the most popular tourism destinations in the world for so many reasons - stunning natural scenery, from jungly beaches to mystical mountains, rich cultural heritage and traditions spanning centuries, a warm and inviting attitude towards foreigners, and a philosophy of life geared towards fun and happiness, otherwise known as “Sanuk”. But no Thailand tour would be complete without at least a quick foray into the diverse and delicious culinary scenes throughout the country. Each region prides itself on its own distinctive style of cooking - influenced over centuries by the respective weather, culture, and abundant food sources in each area. Below we’ll be delving into some of the cuisines each of Thailand’s regions is known for. We’re also giving you a delicious recipe for you to try out for yourself at home because we know your mouth is already watering!