Going green on Travel
Fields in Hampi
I have been wanting to do a post on traveling green but ran short of ideas. Thanks to some articles I wrote on my trips, I realized I have a fair share of green travels.
Food On my first few travels as a solo female traveler, I always relied a lot on packed food and soda. Packed food is invariably junk. I cannot imagine the amount of chocolate bars I have downed for snacks. And I always played safe with food and went to stereotype restaurants. Of late, I seem to have opened up and find myself trying more local produce. And local food invariably is the staple diet and nutritious, say the khanawali thali meals on my Hampi trip this time as compared to the bars of Snickers I stocked the previous times. And there is a feel good factor of contributing to the local economy :-)
Lampshades made from Handmade paper
Sheeshbesh Cafe, hampi
Alternate spa This would be the strangest thing ever but I feel great about finding an alternate for a spa. Last December I was at Arambol beach in Goa and trekked up the cliff to find a fresh water stream. This one is not so popular but is popular with foreigners. The fresh water stream has gypsum or clay (Multani Mitti in Indian terms) on its banks and we mashed the rock into a paste and used it for a body wrap or beauty mask.
fresh water lake at Arambol beach, Goa