Between green megacities, learnings about sustainability and local traditions

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Between green megacities, learnings about sustainability and local traditions
Dear community, Here is my current blog article focussing on different aspects of sustainability during my backpacking trip from Singapore and Malaysia!Thank you for your time and feel free to comment and share!
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Chilimjosht Festival: Foreign Tourists Started Reaching Chitral, Pakistan

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Chilimjosht Festival: Foreign Tourists Started Reaching Chitral, Pakistan
  It is with great pleasure to share with the world that foreign tourists have started reaching Chitral to attend the Chilimjosht festival. We warmly welcome you, our respected guests, and extend support to ensure your care and comfort. We wish you a happy stay in the Chitral valley. Chilimjosht Festival: Foreign Tourists Started Reaching Chitral, Pakistan Chilimjosht, the spring festival of the Kalash communities, will be celebrated in the Kalasha valleys of Rumbor, Birir, Chitral, Pakistan from May 14 to 18. This year both have started reaching Chitral to participate in the festival. The schedule of the festival in the three valleys are as follows:1) Rumbor May 14-15, 2021, two days2) Bumborate May 15-16, 2021, two days3) Birir May 18, only one day The government has put in place precautionary measures against the Covid-19 pandemic to celebrate the event You can be in contact us should you need more information...
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Tourism is Tourism

As parts of the world shyly reopen for tourism, I read about two assassination attempts yesterday, one unfortunately successful.... They are, of course, totally unconnected, however if one starts thinking about it, there are similarities: two islands (or archipelagos), both well-known tourism destinations, and two victims involved in tourism, makin...
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The Roman Watermill of Northern Pakistan - YouTube

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The Roman Watermill of Northern Pakistan - YouTube
The inhabitants of the mountains of Northern Pakistan, away from the facilities of the industrialized world, do not have options other than adopting a traditional lifestyle, practice primitive agricultural methods, and use conventional tools and technology. Roman watermill used by the mountain communities in Chitral, northern Pakistan, is one such example. They use the traditional method of grinding grain into flour because, in their opinion, the flour produced is of better quality and taste compared to mass-produced flour. The environmental-friendly watermills are scattered across Chitral regions in different side valleys having mountain streams and spring water. They are powered by fast-flowing water channelized through a shoot into the fans of a wooden turbine, the axle of which is linked to the grinding stones purposed to grind flour. Traditional watermills do not pollute the atmosphere, as they do not require electricity or fossil fuels. In recent years, many people have started thinking...
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Ancient Forts of Attica

Ancient Forts of Attica
Overlooked by the vast majority of foreign travellers, who head for/are herded to, the more famous monuments (Acropolis, Theseion, Sounion), the ancient (2,300+ year old) fortresses and towers of Attica, hidden in near pristine natural surroundings, are unique monuments that can be easily discovered and enjoyed by discerning, independent travellers...
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Trekking from Chitral Town to Booni, Upper Chitral, Pakistan

Trekking from Chitral Town to Booni, Upper Chitral, Pakistan
  Saturday, 10 April 2021, at 05:25 am. Mr. Shams Uddin, the famous trekkers of the region, started trekking from Chitral town to Booni, the headquarter of district Upper Chitral. It was a beautiful day, partially cloudy. Reached Kari by 07:36 am. The village looked beautiful in the sunshine of the early morning. Traveled up to gain a panoramic view and took some pictures from the top. It was 09:45 pm when he reached Ragh. Traveled up the settlement to go around the village on the hillside. The vegetation here has grown rich in color interspersed with a variety of wildflowers. He found mega-size wild tulips, of which he took pictures along the lower and upper Kuju villages. At Kuju bridge, crossed onto the left, trekked across the settlement, recrossed to the right (Koghuzi side) via another bridge above. Made it to Korghuzi by 11:35 am and had lunch at the...
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Trekking from Chitral Town to Garam Chashma, Lotkoh Valley | by Batuta Travels | Apr, 2021 | Medium

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Trekking from Chitral Town to Garam Chashma, Lotkoh Valley | by Batuta Travels | Apr, 2021 | Medium
Trekking from Chitral Town to Garamchashma: started trekking to Garamchashma (2550m/8389ft) from Chitral Town (1,494m/4901 ft), sharp at 6 AM, on Saturday, April 3, 2021. Given the elevation of the destination, the ascend of the route ranges from mildly steep to hard one. It was a windy day, and the dust-ridden strong gust from the west flowed, whirled, and battered everything. But when I disappeared into the maze of the mountain to the north, so did the wind. Beyond Shahre-e-Sham it was calm and peaceful, a leaf moved, nor a single blade of grass stirred. Shahr-e-Sham is a famous destination, and both national and foreign tourists visit this place to watch Markhor and wild goats, which come down to the riverbank for drinking water. One could also see them climbing trees with their cloven hoofs gripping the branches. Perhaps they have adapted themselves to this feline characteristic to savor the fresh...
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An interesting article regarding #sustainabletourism and #buildingbacktourism.

https://skift.com/2021/03/23/why-tourism-desperately-needs-a-new-performance-metric-post-pandemic/
An interesting article regarding #sustainabletourism and #buildingbacktourism.
I agree with the points reported, in particular, that we need a different way to measure the efficiency of the tourism sector. More quality, fewer numbers or quantity.Sara
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Why Tourism Desperately Needs a New Performance Metric Post-Pandemic – Skift

https://skift.com/2021/03/23/why-tourism-desperately-needs-a-new-performance-metric-post-pandemic/
Why Tourism Desperately Needs a New Performance Metric Post-Pandemic – Skift
There's a general consensus among destinations and tourism businesses that the industry must “build back better.” But the industry desperately needs new metrics for that to happen.
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Trekking from Chitral Town to Drosh, KPK, Pakistan | by Batuta Travels | Mar, 2021 | Medium

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Trekking from Chitral Town to Drosh, KPK, Pakistan | by Batuta Travels | Mar, 2021 | Medium
Saturday, March 20, 2021. Trekking from Chitral town to Drosh: I had a very refreshing trek of 47 kilometers from Chitral town to Drosh. Started at 5:47am from Chitral town and traveled through Orghooch side. By 9:49 reached the Attani Viewpoint from where took some very good pictures of the beautiful Broz and Ayun villages along with Attani. Descended into the Ayun village from Attani side and had an early lunch at Ayun. Continued a leisurely journey across Maskoor and reached Benisar, the gateway to Birir, the southernmost settlement of the Kalasha community. Traveled through Shedi and a gentleman on the roadside took me to his house for tea. Walked across the rock along the river to reach Kol village, opposite Kesu, and continued traveling down to Khairabad. Here crossed onto Drosh side across the river through the newly-built jeepable bridge. Reached Drosh by 6:22 pm, after 11 hours trekking. Please...
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