Top Five Places to Mix Food & Social Responsibility
You like helping people, you like learning about food, and you like traveling. How about doing all three at the same time? On any of these five Southeast Asian trips, your cultural and culinary immersion will contribute to the same community that you’re visiting. We like the idea of feeding our love of food while also being socially responsible, and we hope you do, too.
1. Sojourn to Battambang, Cambodia. Have lunch in Jaan Bai, which gives training and employment opportunities to local young people. Beforehand, explore art in the area! You’ll travel to studios and meet artists.
2. In Vientiane, Laos, you can learn how to make Laotian dishes with a local chef! What’s more: savor the meal in the chef’s home. When you’re done, view the Mekong River, Chao Anou Park, the Night Market, or all three.
3. Saigon, Vietnam, will introduce you to a coffee connoisseur who’s teaching young people how to be baristas and a pioneering chef who’s teaching underprivileged children how to be cooks. There is no shortage on inspiration in Saigon, which you’ll see in these experiences.
4. Explore Bagan, Myanmar, by e-scooter and help businesses create opportunities for women and youths. Lunch will be provided by a restaurant that was created by Friends International and the Myanmar Youth Development Institute. Plus, you’ll see Burmese Star Tortoises, which are an endangered species.
5. In Bali, Indonesia, have a meal at an eatery that supports farmers and fishermen in the area. See rice fields, rainforests, and temples. Furthermore, learn about the local traditions of the Tenganan Pagringsingan community.
To discover how you can be socially responsible and culinarily adventurous on your next trip to Southeast Asia, contact TravelStore today!