Our founder, Aysem Zorlu, traveled amongst locals and now she wants to help you do the same.
In December 2015 with the incentive of “I have worked enough, I should also travel a bit”, our founder had a long trip away from Cyprus (her hometown) to South America to work voluntarily in the Rainforest. Her first stop was Peru. She claims the time she spent there was as ‘a dream coming true’. The trees that stretch up to the point where she could not see the monkeys, the giant mosquitoes, the big, strange insects, the leaves of trees longer than a human, and of course many tarantula buddies... She visited a local’s house and cooked a local Peruvian dish.
Then, she passed to Panama, where she says she was lucky enough to meet with a local in a live jazz concert, to try surfing together with a couple of surfers, and to explore the South American way of living together with a local, like a local.
There, she also had the opportunity to meet with an indigenous tribe and experience the life of locals. That was the moment she realised the need for a platform. A platform which is a bridge between travellers and local activities & tours where they can exchange their culture and can explore the hidden gems that only locals know.
And now you are on this platform: You are skipping the routine and are one touch away from experiencing the Loacal way of living.
The smart way of travelling : Experience the local with Loacal!
Loacal is a travel-oriented marketplace of local experiences, a bridge between travellers and activities & tours. Currently, a live website selling experiences in Cyprus, Turkey and the UK and soon to be an app.
Depending on the interest, spoken languages, activities a traveller and a host like doing, a traveller through the website can reach the locals to experience the local way of living.
Check out our services, visit our website, and make sure to email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out what Loacal can offer to tourists.
And now some official introduction, you may find us at
Cyprus Office: Öğretmenler Cad. Hacı Ali Sitesi 1, B/3, North Nicosia, Cyprus
UK Office: 71-75 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9JQ, United Kingdom