GirlGI | Girl Gone International Issue 8 - Page 33

Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary Sukhothai, Thailand When you’re shopping at local markets, keep in mind that haggling may not always be the right thing to do. You want a fair price, but when it comes down to a few cents, it won’t make much of a difference to you but it could have a big impact on the vendor. local market Ubud, Bali Indonesia My favorite place we’ve ever stayed at was right on the beach in Pemuteran, Bali. The small resort and dive shop employs local fisherman to help with their conservation work towards restoring the over-fished reefs. They called them the “Reef Gardeners”, and they are currently reconstructing the coral gardens in the area. This in turn stops the fisherman from continuing to overfish them. They even had an on-site turtle sanctuary.