The Ultimate Guide to walking the Pekoe Trail, the first continuous point-to-point walking trail in Sri Lanka. Discover Sri Lanka by foot, immersing yourself in 300 km of stunning scenery and history.
Insights into local life tend to play a big part in ETG trips to South and Southeast Asia. From experience, we believe that looking beyond the must-see sights allows a much deeper connection with the destination you visit. We find that experiencing everyday life in a country often helps creates the conditions for memorable and random encounters. Our travellers frequently tell us that these moments become highlights of their holidays and very personal memories.
This archive dives into experiences and stories based on our time getting under the skin of a destination. We also tackle the impact of over-tourism on local life and prominent issues specific to that destination, as well as the the benefits of local-led community tourism.
You’ll no doubt hesitate on the side of the road for quite some time before an old lady eventually notices your struggle. Taking hold of your arm tightly, you’ll have no choice but to follow as she marches you confidently through the mayhem to the opposite side. Congratulations – you’ve just learnt how to cross the road again! And yet, for those who know how, it is very much possible to enjoy the slow life in Vietnam – and remarkably it still involves two wheels…
When you think of The Maldives the image that comes to mind is usually luxury resorts nestled on white-sand beaches overlooking clear blue oceans. Although this is true, and a…
Bali is famous for its seaside barbecues. But would you ever stop to consider how that succulent red snapper ended up on your plate? Discover what goes on in the lives of Indonesia’s fishermen.
The twin volcanic island Sultanates of Ternate and Tidore in the North Maluku Islands, Indonesia, have been enemies for as long as anyone can remember. Discover their unique and fascinating story.
Before travelling to Myanmar, you may wonder what your guide will be like. To give you an idea of who to expect, we asked a few questions of our very…
Kevin, owner of Jim’s Farm, between Dambulla and Kandy shares stories about his life on the property. From the annual cultivation and harvest of coconuts, spices, pepper, cinnamon and mangoes, to the welcoming of calves and chicks, staying here lets you get an unprecedented insight into a rural way of life.