Welcome to the first of our weekly Wednesday blogs! What can you expect from these posts? Well, they will be a place where you can find out more about us, about the inspiration behind the bíku project, and our thoughts and comments on issues close to our and bíku’s heart. And what better place to start than to look at the philosophy, or should we say philoslothy (does that work?), behind bíku and what we are trying to achieve.
This first post is a short introduction to one of bíku’s guiding principles: being philoslothical! So what does this mean? Well, being philoslothical is really a way of life, a way of life that we’d like to share with our guests when they come to stay with us at bíku, and something that hopefully can find its place – even if only in a small way – in our guests’ everyday living, after their break with us.
What does it mean?
Being philoslothical will mean different things to different people, but at its core and to us it means:
- Being a responsible traveller: respecting the local culture, customs and natural environment
- Pausing for thought (as the native Bocas del Toro sloths do! In fact, they don’t do much more than pausing for thought)
- Thinking about how your actions affect others and your surroundings
- Enjoying every moment
- Natural luxury
- Living slow! (Bocas … and sloth style)
It’s pretty simple, but these are things that are so easy to forget in our ‘tweeting, twerking’, modern-day world. As they say, ‘it’s the simple things’ … (I never know the end of that saying…can someone help?).
Told you it was a short one! Until next week.
#liveslow all you treetop living lovers.