Before the journey
Preparing for your trip means first of all being interested in the destination.
- Learn about the inhabitants, their way of lifestyle, mores and customs, heritage, religion, environment, economy and learn a few words in the language of the destination.
- Choose professionals involved in responsible tourism: travel agencies, tour operators, airlines, guides, on-site activities, accommodation, restaurants.
- Take only the essentials and keep room in the suitcase to bring back locally made souvenirs. Find out about the practice and limits of price haggling and tips left to professionals: restaurants, accommodation, guides, craftsmen, merchants, without insisting on obtaining privileges.
- To leave with a light mind, keep a critical mind. Questioning the reality and the risks of the destination. Get information from the competent organizations, without being too influenced by certain media.
The journey allows the meeting, the meeting allows the knowledge, the knowledge allows the confidence.