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Code of Ethics

Travel with a genuine desire to learn more about the people of your host country. Acquaint yourself with local customs and be aware of the feelings of other people, thus preventing what might be intrusive behaviour on your part.

Your pre-trip research can be continued by asking questions while you are there. Any attempt to learn even a few words of the relevant language will make this a more rewarding experience for all involved.

Realise that often the people in the country you visit have time concepts and approaches different from your own.

Don't treat people as part of the landscape, they may not want their picture taken. Put yourself in their shoes, ask permission first, and respect their wishes.

Ensure that your behaviour has no impact on the natural environment. Properly dispose of your trash, avoid picking flowers, removing seeds, damaging natural phenomena, and be mindful of that when you are buying souvenirs.

Understand that there can be no guarantees when it comes to wildlife, all sightings are a bonus and make sure your presence is not disruptive to their habitat.

Support local people and economy: drink local beer or fruit juice rather than imported brands and buy and eat locally produced food.

If you really want your experience to be a 'home away from home', it may be foolish to waste money on travelling!