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"six half years ago" Discussed on Zero To Travel Podcast
"You know, I again at its worst. This kind of like I felt like that was an important place that to talk about that stuff, you know, in terms of of how how people especially kind of early on in their journey because for some people, they are kinda early on in there. Journey of moving internationally and moving around internationally. And so how do they do that kind of more mindfully with some of these things in their head. So co giving is term we for this because we're kind of, you know, we went on a co co, rampage co, working living learning co, crazy. We went co crazy, right, totally coat out, and and so we we haven't seen about Kobe thing where basically, you know this idea of not a corporate but or giving back and and for me, I really don't like that kind of term or center, at least in our context. Because for me, it's not giving back to Bali about participating in Bali because that's what we are. So that's our place. So in this kind of fast moving nomadic world where we're an anchor in place in a community within a group of people kind of with us and around us, you know, how can we not just not have a negative impact. How can we encourage our community members not have a negative impact how we again, facilitate meaningful connections between these people that are coming in the place, they find themselves, you know, and and for sure, my my background influenced my thinking on it. And so that meant that, you know, I mean, some very obvious things are, you know, the kind of own tier job board with us. Organizations want somebody to do this or you know, we compare you up to that it, it's pretty fraught with risks to be honest, you know, in terms of, you know, I always say like what we don't wanna do is encourage the pets and orphan industry. I lived in Cambodia, and this is kind of thing where they would take people through porphyria GIS. And at times maybe even created those images. You know what I mean as a as a destination for for volunteer tourism and some really weird antics. So how do we do that mindfully? How do we ensure that people can have a kind of meaningful interaction with local communities and. And, and in most cases, how can they kind of help deliver some something of value that makes everybody happy? So we kind of we kinda entered that picture and and sat at the intersection between people that wanted to get involved people that needed some support and then seeing if we could deliver in the way that made everybody happy. I am so glad that you're doing this. You have no idea because I think this is the biggest challenge facing this whole movement personally, because going somewhere working and getting y final, that's easy, right? It's it's the integration with the local community and making that all working and doing it right in an ethical way in educating, and I love that you were getting in front of people, you know that our early on their journey and explaining this, and this is again a huge reason why I wanted to have you on the podcast and six half years ago. You can think back to what would was and where it's at now and how you guys have impacted it. Do you think it's better off than. Than before the remote work movement? I do. I definitely do. You know? I mean, just at a surface level, it's I would say, you know, we look at at what tourism looks like in Bali or has that and still does in in most ways, you know, in terms of the visitors that that we attract and and help keep there for a while. It's still a tiny percentage of the of the tourism numbers. Right. I would say the main difference between your average tourist and and people that are coming to who would is eight ended up spending sending a lot more time, so they're spending more money to they tend to interact with the place differently. So instead of saying staying this hotel owned by Jakarta, n- kind of conglomerate group or eating at the top two restaurants and trip advisor for their one and a half days on average during would they are typically renting a room of sorts from local families. By far that's the majority of. Of invasion and eating local restaurants because you're not being that fancy restaurant when you're there long-term, you know you, you're eating more sensibly and they tend to be, I would say more interested in engaging or or being integrating is I don't know if that's the word I feel comfortable using in this context, but they're they're much more curious and they wanna get involved and they wanna participate more I would say in in kind of day to day life, right to not just the performance of things I'm interested in buying this culture. So go into a stance more. I'm going to hang it with the the older lady in the compound because she's telling me stuff, and I don't really know what she's saying, but she's Larry's and we just kind of laugh and and I spent some time to the family and nothing wrong with going fast and go to Bali. They have often. Now that being said, obviously, that's not universal, and and you know, the whole co giving program my my desire with it was not necessarily to guilt or shame anybody into anything other than. Obviously don't be a dick.