The Platform for Sustainable Travelling!
We want to connect cultures
by building bridges between curious and respectful travellers and locals. To enable encounter, learning and joy in a sustainable way.
“Sustainable” means for us: Authentic! Fair! Respectful! Ecological!
Discover the World with new Eyes!
Does this sound familiar to You?
On Your journey You would like to meet local people and get to know their culture. But on the recommendation sites and by the tour operators you’ll only get commercial tips and deals.
We want to change this with NEULAND.GUIDE. Here you can find hints and information of small local vendors and events, with which you can experience people and culture in an authentic way.
Find your goals for responsible and sustainable travelling
Just hit the “Discover”-button in our NEULAND-Finder or filter your results on “Where?”, “When?”, “What?”.
Please note: The site is still under construction. So if you do not see any or too few entries, just leave the fields blank and press the “Discover” button.
Or find destinations for sustainable travelling in the world map by clicking on the Neuland-flags.
This website is a prototype 🙂
Boracay suffered from mass tourism in the recent years. The beach paradise became overcrowded, environment was polluted and destroyed. The big money was too tempting. Now president Duterte did what only an autocrat can do: he shut down the complete island for six months due to clean up, improve infrastructure and demolish illegal buildings and businesses. A radical step. Is that the way to counter the consequences of mass tourism?
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“Neue Horizonte – Ein Streifzug durch die Kulturen” is an entertaining photo book garnished with world wide anecdotes and a slice of social criticism. A book with impressive pictures, personal experiences and critical comments about the diversity of the world in which we live. A food for thought for human values and the peaceful coexistence of our cultures.
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The innovative power of the world serves in the rich parts of the world usually the gods of commerce: Still more cool gimmicks that will produce more profit. It is good to report on inventions that help those who can not even afford the necessities of life instead of cool gimmicks. “A Liter of Light” is such a great invention that has become a global mass movement. A video illustrates the principle: A bottle filled with water breaks and the sunlight and illuminates the previously dark accommodation.
Due to overfill the Thai Gouvernment closed the tourist island Koh Tachai in Similan Nationalpark. You can call it self-defence. When crowds of tourists are flowing it is good for the pockets of the locals in the short term. But nobody likes to visit crowded beaches. And with irreparable damage of nature You bite the hand that feeds You.
This decision of Thai gouvernment is probably unpopular. But it is urgently necessary for sustainability reasons.
In their new Internet-spot the “Phuket News” likes the cleared beaches in Phuket. Interrupted by commercials of foreign companies.
But I think that is a biased point of view. Yes, now the beaches look idyllic and “proper”. But where are all the local merchants and restaurants? Who will benefit are still the commercial luxury resorts and corrupt deciders. Where are the locals?
Sad news: The traditional food stalls street “Sukhumvit Soi 38” in the middle of Bangkok falls victim to modern skyscrapers. Then there will be clinical luxury shopping-temples instead of traditional cuisine from retailers and family businesses . Big money again beats local culture. How disappointing!