Tag Archives: Principle VII


Make an effort to fit in with your new surroundings. Pay attention to the way the locals do things, and try them out yourself.

See also: The Ten Principles of Slow Travel

There Is No Such Thing As Weird Food

“Have you eaten any weird food lately?” I get this question often from friends back home. Discovering new food is one of the joys of travel, and my friends know how much I love exploring the cuisines of the world. ...

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A Non-Muslim Fasting on Ramadan

My Canadian friend Tracy Glenn is a nurse from Vancouver who lives in Doha, Qatar. In this article on JustHere, she discusses what led her to fasting during Ramadan, even though she is not Muslim herself: Each Ramadan I feel ...

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Slow Safety: Preventing Theft the Slow Travel Way

One of the key reasons people don’t try out independent travel is that they’re afraid for their safety. Many people traveling in tours or packaged holidays feel the traditional tourism structure provides them with safety and security against scams, thefts, ...

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