Travel green, dream or reality? With the adoption of small practical measures, much can be done to be good travelers and reduce the environmental impact of our holidays. It’s all about starting to make the right choices.
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The decalogue of the good traveler
Being informed and choosing carefully is the first step towards being responsible consumers, even when traveling.
The decalogue of “good travelers” follows principles of social and economic justice, respecting both the environment and the cultures visited. Here are a few simple rules to follow:
– respect the different cultures by trying to adapt to the customs and traditions of the place. Beyond its rules;
– don’t show off clothes in contrast with the standard of living and religious cults of the place;
– deal with relationships in a way that is free from prejudices, but by getting informed about history and culture;
– choose local transport, accommodation, guides, crafts and cuisine to fuel the economy;
– don’t soil or damage the environment and animals;
– never buy products made with endangered animals and plants;
– save water and energy even when traveling so as not to abuse the planet’s answers.
How to travel green?
Flights: you can calculate your air travel emissions with many online tools. Companions such as British Airways or Air France, for example, on domestic flights offer compensation for flight emissions with a small increase on the ticket price.
Train: or Bus: they are the association of choice for a trip with low environmental impact.
Moving around with light luggage is also useful for reducing your ecological footprint. And when stationed in a place, those with good legs can take advantage of their feet or their bicycle.
Speaking of sustainable and green travel, it’s a must to mention the city that makes these values its pillars: Ljubljana. A safe, orderly and clean city that looks to the future.
With just under three hundred thousand inhabitants, it’s the capital of Slovenia as well as the largest city in the state, it defines itself as a “green city” for its extremely high ecological standards.
The city offers electric taxis, total pedestrianization of the city center, reduction of noise pollution, sustainable tourism and gradually also a local self-sufficiency of resources for responsible consumption of water sources.
The city isn’t very large and the historic center turns comfortably in one day, however the slow and artistic rhythms of the city invite you to experience it with the same calm and involvement of its inhabitants. Allowing yourself two or three days to live it, as well as discover it, is the real secret to fully appreciate it.
– Cathedral of St. Nicholas
– Franciscan Church of the Annunciation
– Ljubljana Castle
– Triple Bridge
– Dragons Bridge
– Tivoli Park
– Pivnica Union
– Museum of Illusion
– Boat ride on the river (unbeatable at sunset)
To be sure not to miss all the major attractions of the city, it’s very useful to make the Ljubljana Card which will guarantee you discounts and access at reduced prices. Click here for more information.
Sweet dreams: BriGHT&Designed Apartment it’s the ideal accommodation for never using the car. With private parking and a few meters from the center, the only means of transport you will need are your legs. It offers all the essential services as well as wi-fi, tv sat and heating. ($ 89 per night).
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Delicious treats: Strange, but true, but the best place to eat in the center is at Tokyo Piknik. Fusion restaurant offering Japanese cuisine (so good that all oriental tourists stop to eat here) and at the same time mouth-watering gourmet burgers. Honorable mention to the proposed ramen, one better than the other. And to French pastries, superfine. (Cankarjevo nabrežje, Ljubljana, Slovenia)
The following article refers to a journey made before to the Coronavirus emergency. It aims to be for information purposes only for the future. #istayathome