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What would make a wonderful sustainable tourism destination?

People are tending to convert from mass touristic packages to more cultural and educative touristic destinations.
Sustainable tourism is a kind of tourism which helps a local community to progress economically, socially, and environmentally.
What kind of destinations could we propose?
What kind of activities, a tourist would want to perform, in a way that he can learn a new culture, discover new areas and at the same time contribute to aid its locals?
Please share ideas!


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    Jan 24 2014: well, Joseph, I'm very enamored of milk, so I'm quite aware of something called dairy tourism, where people can visit an aggregate of dairy farms, perhaps view the operations or even work on the farm. It seems good that it helps city folks reconnect with nature and with their food?
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      Jan 24 2014: That was helpful Greg, it made look into new horizons. Thank you...
      Its seems that you are fascinated by milk, i was reading through your profile, must be great living in the milky way :P
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        Jan 25 2014: so is there any kind of farm tourism in Lebanon, Joseph? Well, I certainly enjoy living on milk. Is it something you could ever see yourself doing?
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          Jan 25 2014: There is a farm in the Bekaa Valley called Taanayel, its amazing and it has many visitors throughout the year. I was there last month, i ate the best Labneh ever.
          You can google it im sure there are plenty of photos.
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        Jan 26 2014: did you go for overnight stay? What took you there, simple tourism? How did you choose that destination, perhaps it is affordable, or.....?
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          Jan 26 2014: I was on a wine tour with an NGO called "Baldati", im a member of this NGO and we constantly do tours and hiking events throughout Lebanon. Although Taanayel farms have nothing to do with wine, but its located in the Bekaa valley, which is well known for wine making.
          and by the way, im very enamored for wine...
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      Jan 24 2014: Have you ever made experiments with Kefir, Greg?
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        Jan 25 2014: kefir is manipulated somehow, Lejan .? I think I prefer the most natural milk, least tampered with, straight from the udder.

        By the way, Lejan ., is Germany a brutal country, there is much brutality in her history the last 100 years?
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          Jan 25 2014: Kefir is a 'symbiotic culture of yeasts and bacteria' and starts a fermentation process within milk. This not only forms a different taste, but is also known to have very positive effects on our digestion process, as it goes in harmony with the intestinal flora.


          Unfortunately brutality goes way deeper in history for my country than just the last 100 years, but during my lifetime I did not experience or encountered any more brutality here than in any other western country I visited.
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        Jan 25 2014: well, I appreciate the suggestion, Lejan .. I have the sense that I do best with milk when I just leave it alone. To me it is delicious as is, really a fantastic taste.

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