Archive for the ‘Homestays’ Category

Homestays in India

Posted on November 26th, 2008 by Laura Byrne Paquet

Mahindra Homestays is a new venture from one of India’s most powerful families (they’re involved in all sorts of businesses, from auto making to finance). The website, aimed at European travellers, allows you to search by region, price, type of building or type of activity–you can specify that you’d like to stay somewhere where you […]

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Video: Glimpsing village life in Peru

Posted on November 23rd, 2008 by Laura Byrne Paquet

Ancash village man home

As the sun came up, I peeped through the window of our guest house onto a timeless vista: fields of potatoes and other crops, rimmed by hills and mountains. In the distance, a farmer was already at work behind a horse-drawn plow. In the village of Huamacchuco in the Peruvian Andes, many people wake and […]

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Bed down in a Korean temple

Posted on October 20th, 2008 by Laura Byrne Paquet

The Korea Tourism Organization is making it easier for visitors to find accommodation options beyond hotels. An easy-to-search section of the KTO website includes lots of English-language details on unusual places to lay your head. For instance, there are links to over a dozen hanok–traditional Korean homes, usually featuring wide porches and sloping roofs–where you […]

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Travel sustainably in Southeast Asia

Posted on July 9th, 2008 by Laura Byrne Paquet

Heading to Vietnam, Cambodia or Laos? You might be interested in checking out Stay Another Day. This organization gives travellers the chance to meet, work with or stay with local people while supporting environmental and development projects. Opportunities include the chance to tour a handicraft workshop near Angkor Wat in Cambodia and to enjoy a […]

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